The following directive has just been issued by Judge Executive Al Mattingly and West Daviess County Water District General Manager William Higdon. 

"After consulting with Daviess County Emergency Management Director Richard Payne, a water shortage declaration has been issued. This declaration is in the advisory stage, which means the West Daviess County Water District's treated or raw water is near full pumping capacity. When the system has reached full capacity, there may be periods of low water pressure in one or more areas of distribution. At this time, the West Daviess County Water District requests voluntary conservation of non-essential water use.

Some examples of non-essential public water use that can be reduced or eliminated are: lawn and garden irrigation, filling swimming pools, and washing cars. In-home water use should be conserved, and any water leaks should be repaired. If irrigation is necessary, it should be done in late night hours between 11PM and 3AM. The term of this declaration shall remain in effect until water supplies or service conditions have returned to normal, at which time the declaration will be lifted. If the advisory stage or the request for voluntary conservation does not suffice, the declaration may be reissued at a different stage with different curtailment measures."

This press release courtesy of Daviess County Fiscal Court.