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Orange County Residents Must Comply With Mandatory Water Restrictions

Posted June 17, 2002

— Orange County has called a Stage III water shortage warning, which includes mandatory water restrictions.

Officials said the water level of Lake Orange is more than 37 inches below capacity.

The warning means residents are only allowed to water lawns, grass, shrubbery, trees, flower and vegetable gardens between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. They also cannot wash their cars or operate fountains.

Restaurants must stop serving drinking water unless requested. Water violators will face fines.

Both

Durham

and

Raleigh

officials are asking residents to observe voluntary restrictions, which include watering lawns between midnight and 5 a.m., limiting car washes and checking hoses for leaks.

Fort Bragg officials are also asking residents to implement water conservation measures due to extremely low surface-water levels.

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