By BRENDAN KIRBY
BOONSBORO - Boonsboro officials have extended a water use ban to include all outdoor uses.
At least six volunteer fire companies spent most of Monday hauling water from a water source owned by Hagerstown on Roxbury Road to the Boonsboro's reservoir, according to Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Co. Capt. Mike Haupt.
Haupt said tankers from Williamsport, Sharpsburg, Middletown, Md., Mount Aetna and Fairplay have assisted. He said the tankers hold anywhere from 1,500 to 2,750 gallons.
"It's just like a water shuttle operation for a fire," he said.
Boonsboro officials on June 12 told residents not to water lawns because the town's reservoir was critically low. On Friday, the ban was extended to include filling swimming pools, washing cars and other outdoor uses.