Dear City of Middletown Water Customer,
Please be advised that due to continuing below normal precipitation in our region, DEC continues its "Draught Watch" designation for this region.
Please read the article below from DEC and take advantage of the Water Conservation Tips provided.
As always, we urge our water customers to conserve water not only due to current drought condition, but throughout.
Drought Watch Lifted in Many Places, New Yorkers Encouraged to Continue Reducing Unnecessary Water Use
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today issued an update on drought conditions across the state. The State’s Drought Management Task Force updated the drought status to “Normal” from “Drought Watch” for multiple regions including most of upstate New York because of recent rainfall and higher levels of ground and surface water. Despite the encouraging hydrological conditions, all New Yorkers are urged to continue reducing unnecessary water waste, fixing leaks, and choosing efficient water fixtures.
The following counties will return to Normal designations: Albany, Broome, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chenango, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Herkimer, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Onondaga, Oneida, Ontario, Orleans, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Seneca, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Washington, Wyoming, and Yates.
The following counties will remain in Drought Watch designations due to ongoing precipitation deficits, unseasonably low streamflows, and groundwater declines: Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Ulster. A watch is the first of four levels of State drought advisories, which are watch, warning, emergency, and disaster. No mandatory restrictions are in place under a state Drought Watch. A map of the counties under Drought Watch is available.
New York State drought region IIA, which includes New York City and Westchester, remains in normal status due to the satisfactory storage levels and refill probability of the New York City reservoirs.
According to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the City's reservoirs are approximately eight percent below normal for this time of year, with 295 billion gallons currently in storage, compared to 332 billion gallons normally. DEC continues to work closely with DEP to monitor reservoir conditions and encourage responsible water use, especially outdoors, regardless of the hydrological conditions or season.
To protect water resources, homeowners in regions under Drought Watch are encouraged to voluntarily reduce outdoor water use and follow these tips:
• Water lawns only when necessary, choose watering methods that avoid waste, and water in the early morning to reduce evaporation and maximize soil hydration;
• Reuse water collected in rain barrels, dehumidifiers, or air conditioners to water plants;
• Raise lawn mower cutting heights. Longer grass is healthier with stronger roots and needs less water;
• Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways and sidewalks; and
• Fix leaking pipes, hoses, and faucets.
For more water saving tips, visit DEC's website. For more information about drought in New York, go to DEC's website.
Thank you for the voluntary efforts to conserve water.
Attention City Residents-
Please be advised that the work for the Traffic Operations Project- Phase 1 is beginning today, Wednesday March 30, 2022. Click the link below to view the schedule for work on this project that is planned for this year.
Please note that this schedule is subject to change and that its best to keep visiting the City Website for an updated schedule, when changes are needed.
Attention City of Middletown Residents:
'Tis the season of pot holes due to the freeze and thaw cycle.
Please report any pot hole(s) that you may observe in our City to the Department of Public Works at 845-343-3169 or by email.
We appreciate your assistance!
Changing of the Guards:
After 42 years of working and being a loyal employee to the City of Middletown, Mr. Mark Pengel has retired as Deputy Commissioner of Public Works with an exemplary record of service.
We wish Mark, Michele and the entire Pengel family the very best and thank them for sharing Mark with us all these years.
Hope you have a wonderful retirement.
Jacob Tawil, Commisioner of DPW and the entire City DPW Family
(Mark Pengel with former City Emloyee, Glen Sokolof, who worked for more than 30 years)
(Mark and his wife Michele)
(Jacob Tawil, Commissioner of DPW with Mark Pengel)
(Commissioner Tawil, former Deputy Commissioner Mark Pengel & new Deputy Ross Mastria)
Just a reminder, do not dispose of old or unused medication in your regular household garbage. It is also illegal to flush the medication down the toilet. There is a medication disposal box located at the Middletown Police Department, at 2 James Street, where the medication can be dropped off free of charge, no questions asked.
If you have any questions, please contact the DPW Office at 845-343-3169.
Attention City Residents:
Please be advised that the new green MSW carts and the new blue Reycling carts are not to be used for yard-waste. Place your yardwaste out Sunday evenings in your old receptacles. If you have any questions, please contact the DPW Office at 845-343-3169.
City of Middletown Residents:
Beginning on Monday April 12, 2021, each residence in the City of Middletown will be receiving new carts for their MSW (regular household garbage) and recycling pick up. Please click the link below to view the informational flyer regarding the new carts and garbage pick up requirements/conditions. You should begin using these carts immediately upon arrival.
If you have questions, please contact the DPW Office at #845-343-3169
City of Middletown has partnered with PROCHAMPS.com to administer its Foreclosure Property registration and Vacant Property registration program(s). In order to comply with the Foreclosure Property and Vacant Property registration ordinance, all Owners/Mortgagees/Trustees must register online via PROCHAMPS.com and pay a registration fee.
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