Warwick Village Drought Alert and Suggested Water Restrictions

The village of Warwick is currently under drought watch. Residents are strongly encouraged to voluntarily conserve water.

Here are ways to conserve water every day, indoors and outdoors:

On the inside

Store your tap water in your refrigerator so you don’t have to run the tap while it cools.

Only use washing machines for full loads.

Run the dishwasher only when it is full.

When washing dishes by hand, do not let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.

Install an aerator on your kitchen faucet to reduce flow to less than 1 gallon per minute.

Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Alternatively, you can compost plant food waste and save gallons of water every time.

Install low-flow showerheads.

Take a shower for five minutes instead of ten minutes.

Turn off your bathroom faucet when you brush your teeth or shave.

Outside

Water early in the morning or late in the evening when temperatures are cooler.

Adjust your sprinklers to ensure that only your garden is watered, not your house, sidewalk or street.

Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation and keep the soil cool.

Decorate your garden with plants adapted to the climate.

Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways, sidewalks and patios.

Wash vehicles with a bucket and sponge and make sure your hose has a self-closing nozzle.

Reuse water for your plants. Reuse opportunities include chilled cooking water or collecting unused tap water while waiting for cold or hot water.

Water conservation starts at home and benefits the whole community.

Notice from Mayor Michael J. Newhard and DPW Supervisor Mike Moser

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