As a result of the prolonged period of low rainfall, the New York State Department of Conservation has issued a drought “watch” for all of New York State. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Tompkins County and much of the Finger Lakes are experiencing severe drought conditions.
Private Water Users and Municipal Water Users on Groundwater: USGS data shows groundwater levels are lower than normal and steadily dropping. We are concerned that ground water levels will continue to fall as the drought continues, creating water supply issues for users on wells.
Newfield’s wells and pumps are working at capacity levels presently.
WE URGE EVERYONE TO CONSERVE WATER