PURCELLVILLE, Va. October 15, 2019 — On Thursday, October 10,, 2019, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) revised the drought conditions for the region, indicating that Loudoun County is now considered in a “Moderate Drought”. For the Town of Purcellville specifically, staff have been carefully monitoring levels at the Town’s reservoir, which normally supplies about half of the Town’s daily water supply.
Due to the lack of rain in and around Town, the reservoir has not filled to its normal levels as typically occurs this time of year. The Town takes this opportunity to ask residents to use water wisely and cautiously. While no voluntary or mandatory water restrictions have been declared, residents can continue to use wise water measures by avoiding outside watering of landscaping, limiting washing of vehicles, and ensuring no water leaks on your property. More information on water conservation can be found on the Town’s website:
The Town continues to monitor the drought condition and future rain forecasts closely. It is hoped that additional rain in the coming weeks will alleviate the drought conditions and eliminate the need for formal water restrictions.