Village of Lowville Moves Water Emergency Back to
Watch Stage as Reserve Levels Improve
Published: September 14, 2021
at 09:00 a.m.
Lowville, NY- The Village of
Lowville officially removed the Water Emergency this morning, going back to
a Conserve Water Watch.
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 linkinglewiscounty.com,
noting the system has recovered enough to replace the emergency with a
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.