'Drought Watch' Advisory
The existing "drought watch" advisory issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has been lifted for the Appomattox River basin to include the entire Middle James River region. The Middle James River region, including the Appomattox River basin, includes the counties of Albemarle, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Nelson, Powhatan and Prince Edward, portions of Dinwiddie, Nottoway and Prince George counties, the cities of Charlottesville, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Lynchburg, Petersburg and Richmond, and the towns of Amherst, Appomattox, Ashland, Blackstone, Burkeville, Columbia, Dillwyn, Farmville, Pamplin City and Scottsville.
Last updated 4/1/13.
Water Conservation Tips
- Report all leaks and drips to your RA or Area Coordinator
- Use your washing machine and dishwasher only for full loads
- Turn off the tap while shaving and brushing
- Limit shower time to 4 minutes
- Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily; don't use it as a garbage can
- Defrost food overnight in the refrigerator, instead of using running water to thaw meat and other frozen foods
- Use only 1 glass in the dining hall; refill as you wish
- Store drinking water in the refrigerator rather than allowing the tap to run every time you want a cool glass of water
- Additional water conservation tips