Water alert level lowers to Stage II watch
April 5, 2018
The city has lowered its alert stage level for water conservation, dropping from its red-level Stage III stance to an intermediate Stage II.
Citing dwindling supplies at its reservoirs, on March 13 City Hall had urged residents to dial back their water usage with the Stage III announcement, jumping from a lesser Stage I. The designations were composed by the Borough Assembly last year in an attempt to organize response measures in the event of a shortage. This followed a water crisis in the summer of 2016 triggered by a production shortfall.
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