On July 7, the Town of Mamaroneck put out a call for local residents to voluntarily cut back on their water use. This is to make sure the Westchester Joint Water Works is able to provide adequate water pressure for essential and emergency functions.
Record high heat and lack of rain has led to a significant increase in water use, according to a release from Town Administrator Steve Altieri. Increases are particularly notable in the north end of Mamaroneck near Old White Plain Road.
Residents are requested to abide by the following restrictions:
- Limit watering of lawns and gardens to every other day
- Refrain from washing vehicles
- Limit laundry and dishwasher use to midday and/or between midnight and 4 am
- Limit water use wherever and whenever possible
In addition, residents are asked to be sure Water Works valves on their properties are easily accessible and unobstructed. Also, anyone observing a water main leak should immediately call the Water Works at: (914) 424 4370.
Voluntary – For Now
The current water restrictions are voluntary and aimed at minimizing the potential for disruption to local water service. The release cautioned, however, “Should conditions worsen, these restrictions may become mandatory.”