Rockland County lifts Stage II water emergency

Rockland County announced it is lifting its Stage II water emergency.

News 12 Staff

Sep 15, 2022, 12:30 AM

Updated 617 days ago

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Rockland County announced it is lifting its Stage II water emergency.
The county says it's lifting the emergency even though it is still in a drought and is urging the community to still use less water.
County Executive Ed Day says he decided to lift the restrictions for several reasons, including recent rain and polio virus circulating.
He doesn't want anyone washing their hands less right now.
Day says water usage has fallen about 15% since the mandatory restrictions started.
They were put in place because the drought left a significant Rockland water source with low water levels.
Day says keeping out of a water emergency rests with the community and to keep doing what you can to conserve.


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