Water Conservation

UPDATED 1/5/2024

No Water Restrictions

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.

Additional Resources

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

Drought Plan

For more information on the town's drought plan, please reference the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Water Supply Plan.