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Voluntary Water Conservation of the Town’s Municipal Water System

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The Town of Front Royal has observed that as of December 17, 2017, the 14-day rolling average stream flow rate of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River has dropped below 400 cubic feet per second (cfs), or approximately 260 million gallons per day.

The Town’s permit for water withdrawal from the river issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality stipulates certain river flow rates require various conservation measures. As a result of this reduced river flow and in compliance with the issued withdrawal permit, all users of the Town of Front Royal’s municipal water system are requested to observe voluntary water conservation efforts.

Voluntary water conservation practices include the following:

Watering shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, plants, or any other vegetation from Town water supplies (except indoor plantings, greenhouse and commercial nursery stocks, and new plantings less than one year old) before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m.

Limit washing automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, airplanes, or other types of mobile equipment to only once a week and only before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. Use of a commercial vehicle wash facility does not need to follow these time restrictions.

Washing of private streets, driveways, parking lots, service station grounds, or other paved outdoor surfaces before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m.

Limiting the operation of any ornamental fountains, unless the water is recycled.

Limit filling of swimming and/or wading pools, except that filled pools may be topped off to maintain the appropriate levels for use.

Serving drinking water in restaurants only upon patron request.

Thank you for your assistance in conserving our water resources during this low river flow time period.

Please monitor your local media (Royal Examiner) sources for future reports of water conservation efforts in the Town of Front Royal.

If you have any questions about this voluntary water restriction, please contact the Department of Public Works at (540) 635-7819.

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TOWN NOTICE: Holiday Closing

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The Town of Front Royal Business Offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019, in observance of President’s Day.

Trash and recycling collection regularly scheduled for Monday will be collected on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. All other regular trash and recycling collection days will remain the same this week.

The Drive-Thru at Town Hall will be CLOSED on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The night deposit box, located near the Drive-Thru, is available for your convenience.

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UPDATE: TOWN NOTICE: Road closure – storm drain install on Academy Drive

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Due to weather this project has been postponed and will update with future dates.

The Town of Front Royal Streets Department will be installing storm drain and will have Academy Drive closed from Royal Avenue to Virginia Avenue. The work is expected to start February 11-15, 2019 from 7am-3pm (weather permitting).

Signs will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be careful of crews working.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If any questions, please contact Public Works at 540-635-7819 Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm.

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TOWN NOTICE: Electric Load Management tonight and tomorrow

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High electricity demand is expected today as temperatures continue to fall. In response – Electric Load Management has been called.

You can help by using less electricity from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. tonight (1/30/19) and 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. tomorrow morning (1/31/19)

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TOWN NOTICE: Electric Load Management

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Electric Load Management is called when the demand for electricity is expected to be high. High electricity demand can occur during very hot or very cold weather, when homes and businesses are using high amounts of electricity at the same time.

When Electric Load Management is called, you can help decrease the demand by using less energy during peak demand times, which are typically from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.to 10 p.m. – though subject to change. If customers use less energy during times of peak demand, we can spread demand more evenly on the network, reduce the cost of providing energy and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases generated.

Following are a few ways to help reduce electricity usage during Electric Load Management:

Step 1: Sign up to receive alerts. You can receive alerts via email or text, or you can like/follow us on Facebook. We will make every attempt to send an alert 24 hours prior to Load Management.=

Step 2: When Electric Load Management is called in the winter, use less electricity during the designated times

In the winter, consider lowering your thermostat to 68 degrees and avoid using space heaters.

Shift household chores, like doing laundry or using the dishwasher, to non-peak hours.

Turn off lights and electronics that are not in use, and unplug things like cellphone chargers and coffee makers.

Up to 25 percent of heat and air is lost through small cracks and holes. Seal air leaks in ducts, walls, windows and doors, and close fireplace dampers when not in use.

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TOWN NOTICE: Water break – John Marshall Hwy

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The Town of Front Royal Water & Sewer Department are currently repairing a water main break on John Marshall Highway. There is a lane closure from Westminster Drive to Richmond Road until repaired. Signs in place and Flaggers will be directing traffic.

Residents in this area may experience no water or low water pressure while repairs are being made. Please be aware of crews working and use caution while traveling in this area.

Once water and water pressure are restored, residents should run faucets to clear any discoloration and air in the lines.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Public Works Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm at 540-635-7819 or Non-Emergency Police Department at 540-635-2111.

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TOWN NOTICE: Holiday closing

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The Town of Front Royal Business Offices will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Trash and recycling collection regularly scheduled for Monday will be collected on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. All other regular trash and recycling collection days will remain the same this week.

The Wednesday Yard Waste Collection ends for the season on January 16 and will resume March 27, 2019.

The Drive-Thru at Town Hall will be CLOSED on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The night deposit box, located near the Drive-Thru, is available for your convenience.

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