COLONIE — The town has initiated water use restrictions to “conserve and protect the water supply and to maintain sufficient pressure at all times for fire protection and in the interest of public health safety and welfare.”
Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. there will be no watering lawns or landscape, washing cars or other outdoor water use for the duration of the restriction.
Also, nonessential commercial water usage is not allowed.
“Due to recent extremely high water demand and reduced storage tank levels, it is necessary to implement these restrictive regulations,” according to the statement.
Colonie follows municipalities in Schenectady and Saratoga counties that have implemented water restrictions due to the spate of hot, dry weather.
The Latham Water District has the following recommendations for conserving water: