Water restrictions lifted for Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Goochland

Press release from City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Effective today, the city of Richmond, and counties of Henrico, Hanover and Goochland are lifting the Voluntary conservation measure that has been in effect for the region since mid-September.

Substantial rains over the last few weeks have caused levels in the James River, the regions primary water source, to rise to levels that exceed the trigger level for voluntary conservation measures.

Although voluntary conservation measures are being lifted, Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones encourages residents to use water wisely. "A little conservation goes a long way. Each of us must do our part to conserve one of our most precious resources and be good stewards over the environment that has been entrusted into our care," said Mayor Jones.

The following are some helpful water conservation tips that residents can implement at home to make the most efficient use of water year-round.