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Posted on: October 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Water Supply WATCH Declaration

Town of Berryville issues a Water Supply WATCH Declaration

Water Supply WATCH Declaration

The water level in the Shenandoah River, as measured at the Town’s designated monitoring point, has fallen below what is considered to be its normal level. While the Town’s water supply is currently sufficient to meet customer needs, it is important that the Town’s water customers be made aware of the Shenandoah River’s water level and steps that should be taken to conserve this vital resource.

In accordance with §17-25 of the Berryville Code, a Water Supply WATCH is hereby declared. Under a WATCH Declaration, the following voluntary measures are sought:

Voluntary water conservation.

  • Residents/businesses are asked to review their water usage and be aware of and limit high water use including but not limited to overwatering lawns, washing sidewalks and driveways.
  • Residents/businesses are asked to only water on even or add days based on their address. If their address is an even number, water on even numbered days, if their address is an odd number, water on odd numbered days.

This WATCH Declaration will remain in effect until it is rescinded.

If you have any questions about this declaration or the condition of the Town’s water supply, then please contact David Tyrrell, Public Utilities Director at 955.1982 or


Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issues a Drought Watch Advisory

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has issued a Drought Watch Advisory for several rivers in the commonwealth, including the Shenandoah River.

The Drought Watch advisory is intended to increase awareness of conditions that are likely to precede a significant drought event and to facilitate preparation for a drought. The advisory was issued because drought watch indicators in the commonwealth’s Drought Assessment and Response Plan have been met.

Information on the current drought status is available on the DEQ website at

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