New Windsor declares drought emergency

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The Town Board of New Windsor has declared a Stage One drought emergency until further notice, setting specific guidelines on when and how residents can use their water.

Residents living in an even-numbered address may use town water to water any turf or non-turf plants between 7 - 9 a.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. on even-numbered days of the month. Residents with odd-numbered addresses may use the water during the same time periods, but on odd-numbered days of the month.

Residents may not use town water to wash any vehicle, fill their pool or wash any hard or paved surfaces, including streets, sidewalks, driveways etc.

Restaurants are being told only to serve town water to patrons who request it.

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