Cold Spring: Village water supply down to 45%, fireworks canceled due to drought conditions

Officials posted on their Facebook page saying the village's water supply is now at about 45% capacity – which is less than half normal levels for all three municipal reservoirs.

News 12 Staff

Aug 26, 2022, 10:30 AM

Updated 599 days ago

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The village of Cold Spring is facing a water crisis as the drought continues to worsen across the Hudson Valley.
Officials posted on their Facebook page saying the village's water supply is now at about 45% capacity – which is less than half normal levels for all three municipal reservoirs.
As a reminder, the following water restrictions are in place:
• Use the minimal amount of water required for domestic and sanitary purposes. Keep showers brief; turn off faucets while washing dishes and brushing teeth, etcetera; skip toilet flushes when reasonable.
• Do not water landscapes and gardens unless your property has a private irrigation supply that does not draw on municipal water.
• Do not wash cars or buildings.
• Strictly limit refills on pools and/or hot tubs. Do not use sprinklers or hoses for water play.
• Business and industries must use the minimum amount of water reasonably necessary to conduct operations.
They stress that any violations will result in summonses and fines.
Additionally, a fire risk is extremely high. The Cold Spring Fire Company reminds residents and business owners not to light outdoor fires for any purpose and to use extreme caution when undertaking activities like grilling food. Because of the dry conditions, the fireworks for Community Day on Sept. 3 have been canceled.


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