Water use restriction in effect in Rockland County
A water use restriction is in effect in Rockland County.
The county entered a modified stage 2 water emergency on Thursday.
This means families can only water their lawn and landscaping on certain days and at certain times.
Restaurants cannot serve water unless a customer asks for it, and water leaks must be repaired within 48 hours.
News 12 has been told the drought has led to uncommon flow levels in the Ramapo River - impacting Veolia's Ramapo Valley Well Field, which according to officials provides water to 90% of Rockland residents.
The conservation measures apply to all residents, regardless of whether the water is from a public supplier or a private well, and will last until the water levels normalize.