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Posted on: August 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Purcellville Declares Drought Watch

PURCELLVILLE, Va. August 28, 2023 — The Town of Purcellville has issued a drought watch as dry conditions persist in the region. The Town takes this opportunity to ask residents to use water wisely and cautiously. Residents can continue to use wise water measures by avoiding outside watering of landscaping, limiting washing of vehicles, and ensuring no water leaks on owners’ property. 


The U.S. Drought Monitor shows Purcellville is in a moderate drought, and water levels are below normal at the Town’s reservoir, which supplies about half of the Town’s daily water production. 


The Town’s Water Emergency Ordinance has three stages: Watch, Warning, and Emergency. The Town continues to monitor the drought condition and future rain forecasts closely. It is hoped that rain in the coming weeks will alleviate the drought conditions and eliminate the need for water restrictions. 










The Town of Purcellville, Virginia

“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives.  The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at





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