Policy Summary

This table establishes various water restrictions applicable to various drought response levels and specifically allows for watering of vegetable gardens when the highest level of restrictions ("emergency mandatory water restrictions") are in place.

Background Information

State Virginia
Jurisdiction Name Purcellville
Jurisdiction Type Town/Township,
Population Size Under 5,000 People
Food System Category Grow;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Health-related goal?

See reference to "vegetable garden." § 82-238.

Environmental goal?

See, e.g., references to "gray water" and "curtailment of water usage." §§ 82-236 and -238.

Economic goal?

See noted voluntary flexibilities for "businesses" when the drought response level is "warning voluntary water conservation." § 82-238 at Table II.

Has a stated intent or purpose?

The purpose of the article where this table is located "is to provide for a plan for the response to drought conditions by reduction and curtailment of water usage through voluntary and mandatory restrictions as outlined in the Town of Purcellville Drought Response and Contingency Plan during water supply emergencies." § 82-236.

Includes definitions?

§ 82-238.


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