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Posted on: June 12, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Water Supply WATCH Declaration June 12, 2023

Water Supply WATCH Declaration June 12, 2023

On June 9, 2023 the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality  issued a Drought Watch Advisory Declaration for seventeen counties in Virginia. Clarke, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, and Warren Counties were included in the declaration.


Therefore, 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 and washing sidewalks and driveways.
  • Residents/businesses are asked to water on even or odd days on the basis of their addresses.  If the address is an even number, water on even-numbered days, if the address is an odd number, water on odd-numbered days.

 This declaration will remain in effect until it is rescinded.

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