By a unanimous vote, the Cold Spring Village Board Tuesday night (Oct. 12) lifted the restrictions on water usage imposed throughout the Cold Spring water system in July. The lifting of restrictions followed heavy rains in the last few weeks and came at the recommendation of Water Superintendent Greg Phillips. While the limits were in effect, residents could use outdoor water only between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. and were told not to water their lawns at all. During a summer of hot temperatures and little precipitation, the level of the reservoirs dropped so low that the village turned to the New York City aqueduct system to supply local needs.
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