Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County Issues Drought Watch Advisory-Water Conservation Encouraged

 

October 8, 2019
   
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUED DROUGHT WATCH ADVISORY
AND ENCOURAGES VOLUNTARY WATER CONSERVATION
   
On October 8, 2019, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors issued a DROUGHT WATCH ADVISORY for the County of Prince Edward, in accordance with the County's Drought Response and Contingency Plan. The Board of Supervisors strongly encourages all citizens (on wells and public/community water systems) to minimize nonessential water use and to voluntarily conserve water.
   
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BANS OPEN-AIR FIRES AND OUTDOOR BURNING
IN THE COUNTY OF PRINCE EDWARD, VIRGINIA
   
1.
Effective Wednesday, October 10, 2019 at 12:01 a.m., all outdoor burning and all outdoor fires on both public and private property, including camp fires, trash barrels and the like, are prohibited, except within a grill or stove designed and used for food preparation which contain fuel and fire within a metal or masonry container and except those open-air fires authorized and issued a permit by the County of Prince Edward;
2.
An exemption from the open-fire ban shall be granted to Twin Lakes State Park for its campground area fire rings only, which have 24-hour per day/7 day per week supervision by a State Park “Camp Host”, who will oversee the safe use of the fire rings;
3.
Any violation of this ordinance is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,500;
4.
This ordinance shall expire sixty (60) days from the date of enactment, unless sooner declared void by the County Administrator upon his determination that a fire emergency no longer exists, or unless lawfully extended by action of the Board of Supervisors; and
5. This ordinance shall be published in The Farmville Herald following enactment.
   
For more information on water conservation or the county-wide burn ban, please contact the Prince Edward County Administrator’s Office at (434) 392-8837.
   
 
Water Conservation Tips
   
  Ready.gov - Drought
https://www.ready.gov/drought
   
  Virginia Department of Emergency Management - Droughts
https://www.vaemergency.gov/threats/droughts/
   
  Virginia Department of Health, Managing Your Private Well During a Drought
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/20/2017/03/Drought-Fact-Sheet-1.pdf
   
  Virginia Department of Health, Water Conservation Tips
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/drinking-water/office-of-drinking-water/water-conservation-tips/
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
1. Effective Wednesday, October 10, 2019 at 12:01 a.m., all outdoor burning