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Ithaca’s drought explained: City officials answer questions

Drought has wreaked havoc on communities throughout the Finger Lakes, as the southern portions of Seneca County, as well as Tompkins County in it’s entirety have experienced the worst conditions.

In late-July officials in the City of Ithaca issued a warning that if significant rainfall was not encountered – the city could run out by the end of August. While the area received some much needed rain in recent days – communities hardest hit by the drought are still running below where they should be by a large margin.

The Ithaca Voice answered four crucial questions about water in the City of Ithaca, which addressed concerns over discoloration, quantity of water, options for worsening drought scenarios, and if residents would see a reimbursement due to the discoloration.

CLICK HERE to read more about the answers the City of Ithaca provided.

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