The Clifton Park Water Authority has issued a ban on outdoor unattended watering to help lower the demand currently being placed on the water system.
An extended period of dry weather, coupled with pumping limitations in the CPWA’s main wellfield caused by extremely low water levels in the Mohawk River, have created a situation where this extremely rare regulation must be implemented. When the ban is lifted we request everyone adhere to the standard odd/even watering restrictions that are in effect annually.
Early this week we asked everyone to strictly follow the odd/even watering restrictions, due to the current conditions. Annually in early Spring, the water levels of the Mohawk River are raised after being lowered for the winter. The levels have not been raised at this point in time, creating a negative effect on water systems for multiple municipalities. We have been assured the process of raising the water level in the Mohawk, will begin Wednesday, June 24th. This action will allow our full system to operate normally.
Customers are asked to cease all outdoor unattended watering for a period of 48 hours, starting at 12:00am on Sunday morning, through midnight on Monday, June 22nd.
Compliance with this watering ban is necessary to ensure that the CPWA is able to provide adequate drinking water and fire protection to its customers.