Village of Lowville Moves Water Emergency Back to Watch Stage as Reserve Levels Improve


Published: September 14, 2021 at 09:00 a.m.

By: Nick Altmire


Lowville, NY- The Village of Lowville officially removed the Water Emergency this morning, going back to a Conserve Water Watch.


The Water Emergency had been in place since August 27, when levels in the 20-foot storage tank, which holds 3 million gallons of reserve water, fell below the 9-foot mark. Prior to that, a Conserve Water Watch was issued on August 23.


As of this morning, water levels in the reserve tank are around the 15-foot mark, Department of Public Works Superintendent Paul Denise told, noting the system has recovered enough to replace the emergency with a watch.


A Conserve Water Watch is the first stage in the village’s four-stage Water Supply Emergency Response Plan, while a Water Emergency is the third stage. During the Conserve Water Watch residents and businesses are asked to voluntarily refrain from unnecessary water consumption, such as watering lawns, washing cars and topping off swimming pools. Residents are asked to just be conscious of the amount of water they are using.


Mr. Denise said he expects the tank will be back to full capacity by the end of the week, hopefully allowing the watch to be lifted at that time.











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