Seneca Falls residents asked to conserve water

If you live in the Town of Seneca Falls, youâ??re being asked to conserve water due to a problem at the treatment plant.

Seneca Falls officials have posted a water conservation notice for the town due to a water main break at the water treatment plant, which is limiting the plantâ??s ability to produce clean water. The town is asking customers of the Seneca Falls Water District, Cayuga Lake Water District and Hamlet of Canoga to conserve water in order to avoid what they call an â??emergency situation.â??

Officials suggest the following tips to help conserve water:

- Use you dishwasher and washing machine only for full loads.

- If you wash your dishes by hand, do not leave the water running for rinsing.

- Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the water.

- Use of disposable kitchenware will minimize dishes that need to be washed.

- Check faucets, pipes, and toilets for leaks.

- Take shorter showers.

- Do not leave water running while brushing your teeth.

- Do not wash your car.

Town officials say they have â??opened the inter-connection with Waterloo which is now feeding the Seneca Falls water supply, which is making it unnecessary to boil water at this time, however at your discretion you may choose to boil your water until our advisory is lifted. We are anticipating that the repairs will take most of the day.â??

Officials say if the town is unable to voluntarily conserve water, mandatory measures may be enforced.

Any questions may be directed to the Seneca Falls Water Department at 315-568-6211 or Seneca County Health Department at 315-539-1945.