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Canandaigua asks residents to conserve water

Residents in the Town of Canandaigua are being asked to conserve water due to unusually dry and warm weather conditions over the last several weeks. In a statement released Monday, residents were asked to begin conserving water effective immediately. Those who live in the Town of Canandaigua are being asked to avoid washing vehicles or watering lawns and gardens. The advisory began on Monday, June 20th and runs until Thursday, June 23rd. It’s unclear at this point if the advisory will be extended beyond Thursday, or if that will mark the end of any water conservation measures in Canandaigua.While it’s the first water conservation measure seen in the Finger Lakes — the U.S. Drought Monitor shows most of the region in what they classify as “abnormally dry.” While it is below “drought” threshold, it does prove concerning for those living in the region, as the dry weather appears to continue into the coming week.The Town of Canandaigua’s full-statement read:“Due to the dry hot weather and low water levels we are asking all water customers to conserve water from June 20, 2016 to June 23, 2016. During this time, please refrain from activities such as washing vehicles, watering lawns and gardens.”FingerLakes1.com has reached out to officials in the Town of Canandaigua for comment and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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