At Monday’s meeting (after The Record went to press), Cumberland council was to discuss Stage 3 water restrictions, which Village staff recommends implementing by July 20.
Stage 3 prohibits lawn watering, and the washing of boats or cars. Residents are also not allowed to fill pools and hot tubs. However, they can still water vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs.
Staff is concerned about extremely low water reservoir levels towards the end of summer due to the unprecedented hot and dry weather. Staff also recognizes that water inflow into reservoirs is extremely low.