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Water Shortage in Milford

The Village of Milford has been without one thing lately, a lack of rainwater. On Sunday the Village mandated a Conserve Water Order in effect until further notice.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 8:39 PM
Updated: Aug 6, 2018 8:47 PM

MILFORD- The Village of Milford has been without one thing lately, a lack of rainwater. On Sunday the Village mandated a Conserve Water Order in effect until further notice.

On Monday, Milford Mayor Brian Pokorny spoke with NewsChannel 2’s Cody Mooney who told him due to the lack of rainfall the water tables have are extremely low.

“It's the backup well that is the problem,” said Pokorny. “We can normally pump 80,000 gallons per minute, but right now we can only pump about 800.”

According to the National Weather Service, the Village is currently under a severe drought, leaving business owners and homeowners to use less water even with extreme heat.

“With the heat, it makes it tough,” said Pokorny. “But find a friend with a swimming pool or go to a local lake to cool off we just ask you to reduce water at the home at this point."

WKTV also spoke with the village fire chief who has a plan in place in case of a fire. He has reached out to the surrounding fire departments who will have all hands on deck.

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