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Rocky Mount Lifts Mandatory Water Restrictions

Posted September 20, 2002

— The

city of Rocky Mount

has lifted its mandatory water restrictions and encourage citizens to conserve water voluntarily.

With the recent rainfall, the Tar River Reservoir is full at this time and the river, creeks and tributaries have substantial water levels.

Rocky Mount is still classified as drought stricken and long-term rainfall projections are for lower than normal rainfall into the winter.

With the lifting of mandatory water use restrictions, city water users may water lawns, plants and gardens or wash cars at any time; however city water customers are being asked to continue to be conscious of water use and to practice voluntary water conservation measures.

City officials said customer efforts to reduce water use have helped preserve the city's water supply.

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