Friday, September 22, 2023

DEP: York County Moved To Drought Warning; 19 Counties Still In Drought Watch

On September 22, the Department of Environmental Protection announced, after a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, York County was moved to Drought Warning and Drought Watch will continue for 19 counties.  

Adams, Berks, Bucks, Cameron, Chester, Clarion, Cumberland, Dauphin, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, and Venango counties remain on drought watch. 

York County will be moved to Drought Warning to support the efforts of water suppliers and their customers to conserve water.   

Residents on drought warning are asked to reduce their individual water use by 10 to 15%, or a reduction of six to nine gallons of water per day. 

Varying localized conditions may lead water suppliers or municipalities to ask residents for more stringent conservation actions. See the list of public water suppliers that have requested or mandated water conservation in their communities. 

Click Here for the complete announcement.

For more information, visit DEP's Drought Information webpage.

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-- York Dispatch: York Water Co. Issues Mandatory Restrictions On Non-Essential Water Use Amid Worsening Drought

-- PennLive: York County Adopts 15 Day Ban On Outdoor Burning

[Posted: September 22, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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