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Durham considers easing water restrictions

Posted September 3, 2008

— City water managers want to repeal local water restrictions except for the twice-weekly limit on using sprinklers, but City Manager Tom Bonfield said he wants to hold off on easing the restrictions.

Bonfield said he wants to see updated drought information Thursday to determine whether Durham has enough water in its reservoirs to last until spring if restrictions were lifted. He said it's best to move slowly when easing restrictions.


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  • GoBlue Sep 3, 2008

    Thank goodness the city politicians are saving us from this horrible water crisis. Forcing us to conserve water as if there was a shortage even though the lakes are full has really saved us. They have changed there rate structrure effectively raising prices to cover the loss profits from the forced conservation. Now they can remove the restricitons and bring it back to normal usage with the new higher rate structure to realize increased profits. Its a beautiful raquet they have going. I wonder who else stands to profit at the taxpayers expense. I bet you they did a lot of studies and paid huge con I am voting for anybody but incumbnets next election.

  • oneday8035 Sep 3, 2008

    The candle flickers a little brighter! If people don't already think they are idiots well this fixed that issue.

  • NCPictures Sep 3, 2008

    .... in other news.......

    Hurricane Hanna is expected to dump at least 6 inches of rain by this weekend.