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Siler City announces voluntary water restrictions

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Siler City, NC - The town of Siler City announced voluntary water restrictions as of 10 am Monday morning. The restrictions are due to reduced water storage levels during the extended drought. The available water remaining in storage in the Town’s reservoirs has fallen below 70-percent. Voluntary conservation efforts will help the Town maintain an adequate water supply. All water system users are requested to voluntarily reduce their consumption by 10-percent by taking conservation measures that include the following:

1. Eliminate all watering of lawns, gardens, shrubbery, flowers or other vegetation with the exception of handheld watering containers.
2. Eliminate washing of automobiles and other similar outdoor equipment with the exception of commercial carwashes.
3. Eliminate washing of all outside areas such as sidewalks, patios or driveways, or to use water for other similar purposes.
4. Eliminate water use for any decorative fountain pool or pond.
5. Restrict the hours of operation of water-cooled air conditioners or other equipment that does not recycle cooling water. If possible, this type of equipment should not be operated unless health or safety is adversely affected.
6. Eliminate the introduction of water into swimming pools except to the extent necessary to maintain operation.
7. Eliminate water usage for any unnecessary purpose or to intentionally waste water.
8. Use shower for bathing rather than bathtub and limit shower to no more than four (4) minutes.
9. Limit flushing of toilets by multiple usage.
10. Do not leave faucets running while shaving or rinsing dishes.
11. Limit use of clothes washers and dishwashers and when used, operate fully loaded.
12. Install water flow restrictive devices in shower heads.
13. Use disposable dishes.
14. Install water saving devices such as bricks, plastic bottles or commercial units in toilet tanks.

For further information, contact: Joel Brower, Town Manager
Terry Green, Director of Public Works & Utilities, 742-4731

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