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Village Of South Blooming Grove

Incorporated on July 14, 2006

P.O. Box 295
Blooming Grove, New York 10914
(845)-782-2600
Fax (845)-782-2601
www.villageofsouthbloominggrove.com

 

Water

Emergency

STAGE # 2
MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS
DECLARATION
Village of South Blooming Grove, Orange County, New York

Effective, February 15, 2015

LAWN and LANDSCAPE WATERING

► Residents will not be allowed to:
• Water lawns, gardens, trees or shrubs with a sprinkler or irrigation system.
• Wash down outdoor surfaces such as exterior sidewalks, driveways or walkways.
• Use water for filling outdoor decorative features and/or fountains.
► Residents running remote sprinklers or irrigation systems will be cited.

► Residents may use hand-held watering containers (watering cans, buckets, etc.) to water plants, shrubs, flowers, containers, gardens and lawns. Watering is encouraged in the early morning or late at night is best to avoid any possible evaporation.

Residents may water during the following days:
• Odd-numbered addresses, 7:00 am to 9:00 am or 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday ONLY
• Even-numbered addresses, 7:00 am to 9:00 am or 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday ONLY
►Residents are encouraged to use rain barrels, which collect rainwater and can be used for lawn watering, plant watering, and other garden needs.
► Commercial landscapers using Village water supply are allowed to water on Wednesday’s between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 am. These businesses are strongly encouraged to water with conservation in mind and must use either hand-held watering containers or use of low-volume sprayers is required when watering.

NEW LANDSCAPE / LAWN RENEWAL
Residents are strongly discouraged from planting new sod and are strongly encouraged to postpone planting of ALL new shrubs, flowers, trees, gardens and other landscaping until conditions subside. Aerating and over seeding of established/existing lawns is strongly discouraged. If residents have already seeded their lawns, they are allowed to water only on their designated day and hand water on other days.

WATER RUNOFF
Water runoff is strictly prohibited. This applies to both irrigation and hand watering. Watering pavement and sidewalks is a wasteful use of a precious resource during such a critical water shortage.

HYDRANT PERMITS
Residents applying for new hydrant water taking permits must apply for a variance from the water restrictions from the Village Board. Existing hydrant water taking permit holders may continue to draw water from designated locations.

VEHICLE WASHING
Washing automobiles, boats, watercraft or other vehicles is prohibited during this water restriction.

PRESSURE WASHING AND CLEANING OF BUILDINGS, ETC.
Pressure washing businesses that use their own water tank, with water supplied from an alternate source such as a well, may operate in the Village during this period. During this critical water shortage, customers are encouraged to postpone home improvement or other projects that may require pressure washing.

ORNAMENTAL FOUNTAINS OR OTHER DECORATIVE WATER BODIES
Residents should eliminate the use of water to maintain ornamental fountains, artificial waterfalls, reflection pools and decorative water bodies for aesthetic or scenic purposes, except for the minimum amount of make-up water necessary to support aquatic life.

SWIMMING POOLS
Residents are not allowed to fill, swimming pools, wading pools or hot tubs.


For questions about these STAGE 2 water restrictions, Village Residents may call our water hotline at (845) 783-4622. The mandatory water ban allows the Village to continue providing adequate water to all residents that receive municipal water. If demand increases substantially due to noncompliance with the guidelines, a total water ban may be implemented. Thank you for your participation in preserving this most precious and limited natural resource.

  



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