The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) has declared a DROUGHT WATCH for all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. This is in response to low stream flows, declining groundwater levels, and low precipitation levels.
A “Drought Warning” or “Drought Emergency” has not yet been declared. Mandatory water restrictions are not currently in place.
CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED, HOWEVER, TO TRY TO REDUCE WATER USE BY 5 PERCENT THROUGH VOLUNTARY CONSERVATION MEASURES.
Please keep in mind that some periodic precipitation – even what may seem to be torrential downpours – often is not widespread throughout a watershed.
May was a very dry month in the Northeast; and, managing reservoirs and groundwater supplies is a complex process.
The Morrisville Municipal Authority will update the status of drought conditions as we receive them. In the meantime, please visit the PaDEP website at Drought Information for immediate information, as well as suggestions for conservation. It is a useful tool for customers interested in additional research.