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2008-09-26 12:00:21

By Matt Garfield / mgarfield@heraldonline.com 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. Rock Hill and surrounding jurisdictions are poised to ease drought rules that have limited lawn watering and car washing to once a week for much of the past year. "It allows people to take advantage of this planting season, what's left of it," said Nick Stegall, the city of Rock Hill's public services...

2008-08-23 21:00:13

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. Things were worst there, but the rest of the state also had serious problems, as many cities passed laws against daytime lawn watering and "drought police" made rounds to enforce those regulations along with rules against watering down walkways, sidewalks and driveways. Several wet...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

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. Electrical components on the pump burned out about noon Tuesday at the plant of the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District, said Ken Komiske, city utilities director. COMCD supplies Lake Thunderbird...

2008-08-05 03:00:24

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. The region averaged 8.63 inches of rain in July, about 2 inches above normal, according to rainfall totals released Monday by the South Florida Water Management District. That helped boost drought-strained Lake Okeechobee, the region's backup water supply, by about a foot. However, at 10.74 feet...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

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. Things were worst there, but the rest of the state also had serious problems, as many cities passed laws against daytime lawn watering and "drought police" made rounds to enforce those regulations along with rules against watering down walkways, sidewalks and...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

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. The state says the new rules are needed to give the governor and state the ability to react more quickly when drought conditions worsen. In situations of "extreme" or "exceptional" drought, the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources can require local water...

2008-07-26 12:00:35

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. Newcastle instituted an odd-even water rationing schedule earlier this week to help increase water pressure. The rationing didn't help because people were just watering their yards twice as much on their scheduled day, City Manager Nick Nazar said. Because the level of the water in the...

2008-07-22 03:00:25

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. Wash only full loads in dishwasher and clothes washer. Water yards wisely. Lawns and plants benefit most from slow, thorough and infrequent watering. Minimize evaporation by watering in the early morning or evening. Use...

2008-07-12 03:00:16

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. City officials have been trying to keep water usage under 70 million gallons a day after an equipment failure at the city water treatment plant. On Thursday, 56.5 million gallons were used....

2008-07-09 15:00:19

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. "The drought indicators have stopped moving up and are starting to regress," Fort Mill Engineering Director Paul Mitchell said Monday. "It actually seems to be getting worse," Rock Hill Utilities Director Jimmy...


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2009-07-04 14:32:56

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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