Due to recent rainfall, beginning January 5, 2024, the Town of Woodstock ended water restrictions; however, voluntary water conservation efforts are still encouraged.
The following are activities the Town recommends residents consider:
- Limit showers to 5 to 10 minutes/day/person
- Place rain barrels under gutter downspouts to collect water for plants, car washing, or general cleaning projects
- Plant native or dry‐loving (xeric) plants in landscaping
- Do not use the garbage disposal
- Use automatic dishwasher only when load is full
- Avoid running water to get cold a temperature and keep a pitcher of cold water in fridge
- Wrap hot water heater and pipes with insulating material
- Install faucet aerators
Additional water conservation practices can be found at https://www.epa.gov/watersense/start-saving.
On August 25, 2023, the Town of Woodstock used multiple platforms to let the community know about the mandatory restrictions for conserving water that were in place at that time.
- News release: Town of Woodstock Restricts Water Usage
- Direct mail postcard
- Paid notice in the Northern Virginia Daily
For more information on the town's drought plan, please reference the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Water Supply Plan.