August 4, 2005
Contact: Sue Baker
For Immediate Release 738-2000, ext. 6205

Avedisian announces voluntary water ban for City of Warwick water customers

WARWICK – Citing the recent heat wave, lack of rain this summer and concerns regarding the state’s overall water supply, Mayor Scott Avedisian today announced a voluntary water ban for City of Warwick water customers, and strongly urged residents to conserve water by following a customary odd/even system.

(For example, someone living at 5 Main Street would use outdoor water on August 1, 3, 5, etc. while their neighbors at 4 Main Street would use outdoor water on August 2, 4, 6, and so on.)

“Whether it’s increasing the amount of materials they recycle, approving funding for open space preservation or participating in Earth Day cleanups, Warwick residents have long shown a commitment to protecting and restoring our natural resources,” Avedisian said. “I am hopeful that our residents will continue their efforts by participating in this voluntary ban.”

Reservoir levels and future projections will dictate any changes in residents’ future water use, Avedisian said.

The voluntary ban pertains only to those residents who are Warwick Water Division customers. A relatively small number of Warwick residents are customers of the Kent County Water Authority, which currently has a mandatory odd/even ban in effect.

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