Drought: It’s raining, but not enough

Drought: It’s raining, but not enough.
HARRISBURG – The drought notice for Franklin, Cumberland and Dauphin counties remains in effect.
DEP encourages a voluntary water use reduction of 5 percent.
“Although recent rainfall has, in the short term, put stream flows at normal or even higher than normal levels in these counties, groundwater levels have been lingering below normal.said Patrick McDonnell, acting secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
DEP suggests several steps citizens can take to voluntarily reduce their water use: • Run water only when necessary.
Don’t let the faucet run while brushing your teeth or shaving.
• Run the dishwasher and washing machine only with full loads.
• Check for household leaks.
A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day.
• Install low-flow plumbing fixtures and aerators on faucets.

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