The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) continues to advise of a DROUGHT WATCH for certain counties in Pennsylvania, which includes Bucks County. The scope of the “Watch” status takes into account different regional stream and groundwater conditions, as well as weather patterns.
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.
There was below-average precipitation during several weeks in the spring. Water conditions in the upper Delaware, including the New York reservoirs, however, were favorable in August and September.
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.