Though we did get over 4 inches of rain in the last week and we gained 1 foot in our reservoir, that it is still not enough to get us out of the Drought Emergency and prepared for the cold, winter months.
Water usage has gone down approximatley 100-125k gallons/day, but we know residents and especially businesses can do more to conserve.
Currently, we are getting about 150k gallons a day from the Town of Ulster, and we thank Supervisor Quigley for his generous assistance!
The Kingston Water Department has also activated emergency reservoir #4 to further supplement the City’s water demand and decrease amount of water drawn from Cooper Lake. With this activation, you may notice a change in taste and odor with the water. The water is safe and potable, it's just from a different source.
More information about the Drought Emergency can be found here.