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Siler City is lifting mandatory water restrictions

Posted Friday, December 2, 2005

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Siler City, NC - The mayor of Siler City announced Wednesday that the town is lifting mandatory water restrictions.

Charles Turner says that recent railfall increased water levels in the Rocky River Reservoir by two feet.

He says the reservoir is still about seven feet below normal though.

The town's "Water Shortage Warning" will remain in effect until the level of the reservoir reaches its normal pool elevation.

Town leaders are requesting that each household, business and industry remain in voluntary conservation restrictions, including the following measures:

1. Eliminate all watering of lawns, gardens, shrubbery, flowers or other vegetation.

2. Eliminate washing of all automobiles and other similar outdoor equipment.

3. Eliminate water use for any decorative fountain pool or pond.

4. Restrict the hours of operation of water cooled air-conditioners or other equipment that does not recycle coolling water. If possible, this type of equipment should not be operated unless health or safety is adversely effected.

5. Eliminate the introduction of water into swimming pools except to the extent necessary to maintain operation.

6. Eliminate water usage for any unnecessary purpose or to intentionally waste water.

7. Use shower for abathing rather than bathtub and limit shower to no more than four minutes.

8. Limit flushing of toilets by multiple usage.

9. Do not leave faucets running while shaving or rinsing dishes.

10. Limit use of clothes washers and dishwashers and when used oprate fully loaded.

11. Install water flow restrictive devices in shower heads.

12. Use disposable dishes.

13. Install water saving devices such as bricks, pastic bottles or commercial units in toilet tanks.

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