Plattsburgh Town issues mandatory water restrictions

Published: Jun. 21, 2021 at 12:01 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 3:46 PM EDT
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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - The town of Plattsburgh has issued mandatory restrictions on non-essential water usage.

The town says it’s because of a loss in water storage capacity.

The 800,000-gallon water tank in Cliff Haven is currently offline to be sandblasted and repainted over the next four to six weeks as the town works on its capital water plan.

The town’s water system is interconnected with all the water for the town of Plattsburgh and parts of Beekmantown and Schuyler Falls.

That has an impact on water storage, so the town is asking the 4,800 customers who use the water system to think twice and avoid wasting.

“If you are going to do the dishes, make sure it’s a full load and not just one or two. If you are brushing your teeth, don’t let the water run when you are brushing your teeth. Don’t go out and wash your car right now. I know it sounds like these are simple things but person by person it really goes a long way,” Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Michael Cashman said.

Cashman says making sure there is enough water for everyone at this time is what’s best for everyone’s health and safety.

The town especially wants to make sure there is enough water for the volunteer fire departments if they were to need it.

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