The Champlain Water District is asking residential customers to curtail all non-essential usage through noon on Tuesday.
District officials issued a water conservation notice Sunday alerting residents that production capacity is being slowed to make sure it can maintain enough stored water for local fire services. The district said the water treatment plant is providing enough safe water to meet current demand. However,
Customers are asked to avoid watering lawns or outdoor plants and to avoid running washing machines or dishwashers if possible. The notice is in play for nine different communities: Colchester, Essex, Essex Junction, Jericho, Milton, Shelburne, South Burlington, Williston or Winooski.