Friday, December 22, 2023

Franklin County Joins Clinton, York Counties In Drought Warning Status; 26 Water Supplies Ask For Water Conservation

On December 22, the Department of Environmental Protection announced, after a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, that a drought watch will continue for 13 counties and a drought warning will continue for Clinton and York Counties. 

Franklin County has been elevated from a drought watch to drought warning.  

Adams, Bucks, Cameron, Cumberland, Dauphin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, and Westmoreland Counties remain in drought watch. 

Clinton and York Counties will remain in drought warning. Franklin County is being 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 10-15%, 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.

Water Suppliers Ask For Conservation

The following public water suppliers are requiring mandatory conservation:

Christiana Borough Authority (PWSID 7360007), Lancaster County

Eagle View Mobile Home Park (PWSID 7010055), Adams County

Gilpin Township Municipal Water Authority (PWSID 5030010), Armstrong County

Hanover Boro Water Dept (PWSID 7670076), York County

Littlestown Municipal Water Authority (PWSID 7010022), Adams County

Lock Haven City Authority (PWSID 4180048), Clinton County

MAWC Sweeney Plt System (PWSID 5650032), Westmoreland County

Monroeville Muni Auth (PWSID 5020027), Allegheny County

Mont Alto Municipal Authority (PWSID 7280040), Franklin County

Parks Township Municipal Water Authority (PWSID 5030025), Armstrong County

Plum Borough Municipal Authority (PWSID 5020041), Allegheny County

Rolling Hills Estates (PWSID 7210013), Cumberland County

Rote Mutual Water Co (PWSID 4180064), Clinton County

Suburban Lock Haven Water Auth (PWSID 4180049), Clinton County 

The following public water suppliers are requesting voluntary conservation:

Driftwood Boro (PWSID 6120001), Cameron County

Lehigh County Authority NCSA Clearview Farms Division (PWSID 3480028), Northampton County

North Wales Water Auth (PWSID 1460048), Montgomery County

NWWA Durham Village Res Assoc (PWSID 1090099), Bucks County

NWWA Ingham Mews Condo Assn (PWSID 1090103), Bucks County

NWWA Olde Colonial Green (PWSID 1090097), Bucks County

NWWA Pine Run Comm (PWSID 1090098), Bucks County

NWWA Warrington Twp (PWSID 1090070), Bucks County

NWWA Yorkshire Meadows (PWSID 1090101), Bucks County

Riegelsville Water Company (PWSID 1090058), Bucks County

The Hermitage Condo Assn (PWSID 1090102), Bucks County

York Water Co (PWSID 7670100), York County 

Click Here for the complete announcement.

Visit DEP’s Drought Information webpage for more on how to conserve water and other drought monitoring tools.

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[Posted: December 22, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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