ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — Orange County has declared a Stage 2 water shortage alert.
Its source of water, Lake Orange, is more than two feel below full. The alert applies to users of water from Orange-Alamance Water System and the town of Hillsborough.
The following voluntary water conservation measures are now applicable:
Use shower for bathing rather than bathtub and limit shower to no more than four minutes.
Limit flushing of toilets by multiple usage.
Do not leave faucets running while saving or rinsing dishes.
Limit use of clothes washers and dishwashers and when used, operate fully loaded.
Limit lawn watering to that which is necessary for plants to survive.
Water shrubbery the minimum required, reusing household water when possible.
Limit car washing to the minimum
Do not wash down outside areas such as sidewalks, patios, etc.
Install water flow restrictive devices in shower heads.
Use disposable and biodegradable dishes.
Install water-saving devices such as bricks, plastic bottles or commercial units in toilet tanks
Limit hours of operation of water-cooled air conditioners.