Rockland County officials ask for voluntary water conservation

While Rockland County isn't facing a water crisis yet, officials are calling for voluntary water conservation to prevent one from happening. County officials say they

County officials say they want residents to conserve water until there is a significant rainfall.

County officials say they want residents to conserve water until there is a significant rainfall. (9/3/15)

CLARKSTOWN - While Rockland County isn't facing a water crisis yet, officials are calling for voluntary water conservation to prevent one from happening.

County officials say they want residents to conserve water until there is a significant rainfall.

Rockland County's main sources of water are reservoirs like Lake DeForest in Clarkstown.

The hot, dry weather in recent weeks has led to dropping reservoir levels. Currently, Lake DeForest is at about 85 percent capacity, but it should be closer to 88 percent.

United Water officials say they would like to have additional sources of water, but new reservoirs and water from the Hudson RIver are not currently available.

 

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