Cornwall residents urged to cut back on water use
Residents of Cornwall are being urged to restrict all nonessential water use.
Dry weather and lower than average rainfall has the town looking to recover from higher than average usage that has been depleting the municipality’s reservoir.
“It’s a concern, but it’s not critical,’’ says Kevin McCarville, the town’s chief administrative officer.
Residents are asked to cease all non-essential activities such as watering lawns or gardens as well as washing vehicles, driveways and buildings.
McCarville notes this is the first time in two or three years that the town has asked residents to be cautious with water.
The municipality has not received any calls from residents about low water pressure.
Repairs should be complete in two or three weeks on a well that should provide an additional 100 gallons of water per minute.
“We’re optimistic that that should resolve (the water shortage problem),’’ says McCarville.