Drought Watch

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a statewide drought watch.

Pennsylvania Drought Map indicating that the entire state is under a drought watch

While it is not required, DEP encourages residents and businesses to voluntarily conserve water by reducing their nonessential water use.

There are a few simple ways to use less water at home:

  • Run your dishwasher and washing machine less frequently and only with full loads.
  • Take shorter showers. Don't let the faucet run while you brush your teeth.
  • Only water your lawn if necessary and avoid watering on windy and hot days.
  • Skip the car wash. If you have to wash your car, go through a drive-through car wash where the water is recycled.

Visit dep.pa.gov/drought for the latest updates.

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