Blair Among 16 Counties Under a Drought Watch
August 27, 2020
After a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Friday, Aug. 21, declared a drought watch for 16 counties: Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Fayette, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, Perry and Potter.
Residents are asked to reduce their individual water use 5 percent to 60 gallons per day, based on a statewide average of 62 gallons per person per day.
“We’re asking residents in these 16 counties to use water wisely and follow simple water conservation tips to ease the demand...