Posted February 15, 2019 12:01:22As the winter of 2019 approaches, New York’s largest city’s water utility has issued another water cooling rule for residential properties on the island.
In a statement to ABC News, the city said it will ban the use of all residential water pipes in residential and business areas, and has banned all outdoor water pipes from public streets, sidewalks and pools.
It will also ban the watering of lawns.
This comes on the heels of a similar ban in Manhattan on Feb. 13, which was lifted on Feb, 14, according to the city.
The water department has been working with New Yorkers to install new plumbing, including water cooling, since the end of January.
The New York Daily News reports the new ban comes after several recent high water cases and several deaths attributed to the coronavirus.
It is the latest example of the city’s efforts to cut the spread of the virus.
In February, it banned all residents from bringing food, water or pet food into their homes and asked them to avoid eating outdoors and at restaurants and bars, as well as from sharing outdoor surfaces.
New Yorkers are also being asked to stay home from their phones and computers until the coronacovirus has been contained.