Latest Outdoor water-use restriction Stories
By Matt Garfield / firstname.lastname@example.org Just in time for the fall planting season, homeowners in most of York County should soon be able to water their yards twice a week.
ALMOST 20 years ago, the usually verdant Marin County, just north of the Golden Gate, suffered through a drought so severe that a ban on all new construction was considered, along with strict water rationing.
By Carol Cole-Frowe, The Norman Transcript, Okla. Aug. 6--A pump break has reduced the amount of water being pumped from Lake Thunderbird and resulted in City of Norman officials urging residents and businesses to conserve water until the pump is repaired -- probably in about two days.
By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 5--July rainfall brought an above-normal soaking, but South Florida water managers say that still wasn't enough to ease watering restrictions.
By Thomas D. Elias Almost 20 years ago, the usually verdant Marin County, just north of the Golden Gate, suffered through a drought so severe that a ban on all new construction was considered, along with strict water rationing.
By Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 31--RALEIGH A bill signed by Gov. Mike Easley today makes it easier for the state to impose mandatory water-use rules on communities during droughts, the governor's office said.
By Jennifer Griswold, The Oklahoman Jul. 26--NEWCASTLE -- City officials have banned all outdoor watering through 5 p.m. Sunday and are considering stricter water rationing rules once the ban is lifted.
By Joey Holleman, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jul. 22--S.C. DROUGHT WATER TIPS Suggestions for conserving water in and around homes: Turn off water while brushing teeth and shaving. Take shorter showers. Install a water-efficient shower head.
By Annie Calovich, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 12--city officials look happy Water usage Thursday was down, city says After three days of a weeklong restriction on lawn watering in Wichita and six surrounding communities, Wichita officials say people are cooperating and no lawns are dying.
By Jonathan Allen and Jenny Overman, Fort Mill Times, S.C. Jul. 9--Despite Sunday's rain, regional drought monitors are likely to recommend local water authorities enact tougher restrictions or eliminate outdoor water use altogether during a conference call set for Thursday.
Xeriscaping and Xerogardening refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that help reduce or even eliminate the need for irrigation. This practice is promoted in areas that do not have easily accessible fresh water supply. As climate patterns shift, more and more regions are using this method. The term "˜xeri' or "˜xero' comes from the Greek "˜xeros' which means "dry". Plants that require the appropriate amount of irrigation in reference to the local climate are emphasized, and care...
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