The demand is due to the warmer temperatures, and the town of asking residents to avoid lawn sprinkling and car washing...
The town's press release is below:
Due to the extremely dry weather and high demand on our public water system, the Grand Island Town Board asks residents and businesses to voluntarily reduce their water consumption. We are asking that you minimize the amount of water used by eliminating lawn sprinkling and car washing during this dry period. Your cooperation in this effort is greatly appreciated and could help delay or prevent Town-wide mandatory water use restrictions.
Fire Chief Kevin Koch joins Town Officials in urging residents to discontinue any unnecessary use of water, which could further reduce lowered water reserves. Outdoor “recreational” fires also pose increased hazards due to super dry ground conditions and should be put on hold for the time being.
These simple common sense precautions will help your Grand Island Fire Company handle any major fire emergencies that might occur.