Latest Outdoor water-use restriction Stories

2008-07-04 03:00:14

Augusta and Columbia County are following through on promises to enforce water conservation measures as a dry summer turns even drier. "We've gone to issuing letters, telling people we will turn off their water if there are repeat violations," said Drew Goins, Augusta's assistant utilities director for water production. Most people are complying with the restrictions on outdoor watering, he said, but for those who don't, action will be taken after repeated verbal and written...

2008-07-02 12:00:43

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. "I think clean water will become more of a luxury," Doug Anderton, general manager of the Dade County Water Authority, said. "We are going to have to change our habits." Late last year, Gov. Sonny Perdue banned...

2008-06-24 12:02:37

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. Residents can use handheld hoses or buckets from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. each day. The water restrictions are required under the state water withdrawal permit that allows the town to get drinking...

2008-06-24 09:02:47

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. 30, pending a vote today by the Southwest Florida Water Management District's governing board. SWFWMD's staff will recommend the board do just that following a particularly dry April and May. Current restrictions were...

2008-06-18 03:00:18

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. It's like a conservation penalty - cut back, then pay more. But utility operators say they have little choice. "Life is pretty easy to run a utility when your use keeps going up," said Kelly Randall, the director of the water utility...

2007-08-29 03:19:28

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. Faced with falling Kentucky River levels and a forecast that offers little or no hope for rain, Mayor Jim Newberry invoked a Lexington ordinance that could get police knocking on doors of scofflaw sprinklers and car washers. He also said the water shortage underscores the urgency of...

Latest Outdoor water-use restriction Reference Libraries

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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