The town of Walkersville is reminding residents that a permanent ban on watering continues.
People are prohibited from watering their lawns and flowers and washing their cars from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Watering is permitted after 6 p.m. and before 9 a.m.
“We always have the ban in place,” said Sherrie Kline, the town’s administrative assistant. “We haven’t implemented any changes.”
Kline said water users in town have been following the ban.
“The guys keep a look out,” she said. “There’s been no trouble at all. But it’s always nice to remind people.”
The decision to keep the ban in place is the town’s attempt to conserve water, and has less to do with the spotty rain showers this year.
Frederick County, including Walkersville, is not experiencing drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Anne Arundel County, Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore, however, are facing moderate drought conditions.
Neighboring Middletown has a similar permanent water ban in place. People living there are prohibited from watering their lawns from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. This is also Middletown’s effort to conserve drinking water, according to the town ordinance.
According to the town’s website, water conditions in Middletown are normal.