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Apex to Begin Mandatory Year-Round Water Restrictions

Posted August 10, 2007
Updated August 12, 2007

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— The Town of Apex will join other Wake County municipalities, like Cary and Raleigh, this fall when it imposes mandatory year-round water restrictions.

The Town Council approved the measure at a meeting Tuesday that will limit when town customers can water their lawns using irrigation systems.

Beginning Oct. 1, water customers with addresses ending with a 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 can irrigate lawns on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Watering at addresses ending with a 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0 will only be allowed on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Lawn irrigation will not be allowed on Mondays. Handheld hose watering is allowed every day.

Apex water customers can obtain a 60-day "New Landscape Permit" from Public Works at 105 Upchurch St. to allow for irrigation of new plantings, including newly sodded lawns, first yard seedings or larger commercial plantings.

A written notice will be issued for a first violation of the new mandatory rules. Additional fines could be as much as $1,000 per violation per day.

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  • kmanc4s Aug 13, 2007

    So, what's new about this???? I thought Apex has had this same restriction in place for quite a while now.

  • WHAT THA Aug 11, 2007

    skip the lawns! selective watering of outdoor plants, drip feed? you pay to use it the way u want, no matter what is the consequence. in time, this situation will just dry up and go away

  • Not_So_Dumb Aug 11, 2007

    OK all of you HOA's out there. Keep this in mind when you try to enforce your green lawn rules. How irresponsible is it to encourage people to utilize a limited resource for the sake of visually appealing property??

  • piedpiperofwake Aug 11, 2007

    OK so how many new homes and commecial projects in Apex have been approved in the past week or ten days? But the city can not provide the most basic of public services, an adequate supply of water. In Arizona you can not break ground on a project unless you can show a 100 year supply of water. Arizona is in the 6th or 7th year of a drought and still does not have mandatory water restrictions.