From correspondent Kathryn Ardizzone:
The Board of Aldermen will consider OWASA’s new recommendations for water conservation at its work session at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Town Hall, 301 W. Main St.
WASA met with the Orange County Board of Commissioners Feb. 25 to talk about proposed changes in water conservation standards.
The recommendations retain some basic, essential conservation requirements but give consumers more choice in how they use water, even during shortages. One proposal would limit the use of OWASA water for public and private pools only in emergencies.
In a letter to the town, OWASA chairman Randy Kabrick said the changes are appropriate because customers have reduced water usage since the 2007-08 drought.
Following the discussion, OWASA representatives and town officials will work together to turn a set of standards into town law.