DOG DAYS OF SUMMER-HOT DAYS AND LIMITED WATER
Though we may not necessarily be in a full-blown drought, the water level in the Elks Run has been dropping significantly. Elks Run is the small clear-running stream that the towns of Bolivar and Harpers Ferry, as well as surrounding parts of Jefferson County, draw their drinking water from. At the same time, people tend to require more water to keep lawns green, swimming pools full, and gardens growing. Unfortunately, with this ongoing limited rainfall, we have been forced to begin drawing water from the Potomac River. If we don’t take this action now, our storage tanks will not be capable of keeping up with the demand. The quality and safety of the Potomac draw will be at the same level as Elks Run water. All required permits with the State of Maryland are in place, and the West Virginia Department of Health has been notified.