Drought emergency in New Windsor

The News Leader

July 9, 2010 10:50:54 AM PDT
New Windsor has declared a drought emergency. The Orange County community issued the emergency on Friday after weeks of dry conditions.

The following prohibitions are in effect until further notice:

The continuing of any leak or waste from any water pipe, valve, faucet, conduit, equipment, facility or device connected to the Town water system, or that utilizes Town water, on or in any premises owned, used, leased , managed, operated or controlled by such person or entity;

The use of Town water to wash any vehicle (including any aircraft, watercraft or land vehicle whether on or off-road), provided that this provision shall not be construed to prohibit the reasonable use of Town water for washing of such vehicles where mandated by law or for health or safety purposes;

The use of Town water to spray, wash or wet any hard or paved surfaces, including, but not limited to. streets, sidewalks, driveways, outdoor areaways (including any recreational areas, whether at ground level or on a structure), parking areas or outdoor steps. This provision, however, shall not be construed to prohibit the washing of such surfaces, particularly the exterior surface of a building, where such washing is required as part of repairs mandated by Code or to protect the health and safety of the public.

Town water may be used to water any turf and non-turf plants from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., on the following schedule:

At even numbered addresses, Town water may be so used during the above-specified hours on even-numbered days of the month;

At odd-numbered addresses, Town water may be used during the above-specified hours on odd-numbered days of the month.

The opening or use of any fire hydrant, for the use of Town water there from, for any purpose other than fire protection, except in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in a permit obtained from the Town of New Windsor.

The serving of water from the Town water system to any patron of a restaurant, club, hotel, cafe, cafeteria or other public place where food is served or offered for sale, unless specifically requested by such patron.

The use of Town water to fill or maintain the water level in any swimming pool, except that pools operated with recirculating equipment may be filled with Town water to the minimum amount of Town water necessary to maintain the water level at a level no greater than that necessary to ensure continued operation of such recirculating equipment.

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