Latest Outdoor water-use restriction Stories
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.
Augusta and Columbia County are following through on promises to enforce water conservation measures as a dry summer turns even drier.
By Chloe Morrison, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 2--Although local officials said they are pleased water restrictions have been eased in some North Georgia counties, leaders and conservationists face an underlying reality: Water is only going to become more scarce.
By Mike Stucka, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Jun. 24--TOPSFIELD -- Because the Ipswich River has fallen so low, residents must keep their sprinklers turned off. The town announced a water ban Friday that prohibits the use of sprinklers or lawn irrigation systems at any time of the day or night.
By Nicholas Azzara, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jun. 24--Regional water authorities today are expected to extend irrigation restrictions through the rainy season. Once-a-week lawn irrigation requirements in place since January 2007 are likely to be extended through Sept.
By Greg Bluestein COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - After months of putting up with brown lawns and dirty cars to conserve water, many residents of the drought- stricken Southeast now are paying sharp rate increases from utilities scrambling to make up lost revenue.
By Andy Mead and Greg Kocher, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 29--IT'S NOW MANDATORY -- Kentucky American Water customers may use water outdoors only during certain days and hours or risk a fine.
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...