OSWEGO – Mayor William Barlow announced today (Aug. 4) that due to severe drought conditions, the city’s ground water storage tank level is approaching a critically low level and continues to be depleted at a rate that could cause a significant health hazard if water conservation measures aren’t undertaken immediately by all water users.
Mayor Barlow requests that all users of city of Oswego water, which includes the towns of Scriba and New Haven, curtail the use of water as much as possible for the next several weeks.
All residential, commercial and industrial users are asked to limit water usage to only the amounts needed and put off optional demand such as watering lawns, car washing and pool filling until after Labor Day.
The Gallagher Pool at Fort Ontario will remain open. However, the water spray pools located at various parks throughout the city will be closed until the water conservation measure is lifted.
In addition, it is requested that you report any suspected water main or hydrant leaks to the DPW at 342-4212.