For the first time since the middle of summer, a ban on water usage in the village of Lowville might soon be lifted.
It’s been limited use ever since Kraft-Heinz upgraded its facilities and started making string cheese, which uses village water at a more rapid rate than anticipated by officials.
A portable filtration unit was added in at a rental cost of $30,000 a month. The machine controls water flow and could soon allow residents to once again wash cars or even lawns, which have been banned since July.
The downside: residents likely will end up paying more for water within Lowville village limits to help pay for the upgraded equipment.