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Fayetteville Moves to Next Stage of Water Restrictions

Posted October 19, 2007

— Fayetteville officials are tightening the taps in an effort to conserve water.

Effective Monday, the city will move to Stage 2 restrictions, which limit the number of days residents can irrigate their lawns and ban most outdoor water use.

Automatic irrigation systems and sprinklers will not be allowed on Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays. Even-numbered addresses will be allowed to use irrigation systems and sprinklers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Odd-numbered addresses will be allowed towater on Thursday and Sunday.

Hand watering is allowed on any day. The restrictions come after Gov. Mike Easley requested all state residents to cut water consumption.


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  • richard2 Oct 20, 2007

    If you can water grass there is no shortage.

  • ma2345 Oct 19, 2007

    No one cares about Fayetteville.

  • .Milky Oct 19, 2007

    follow me..

  • whatelseisnew Oct 19, 2007

    I am not sharing my water. I will sell it to you for a tidy sum.

  • maintenance man Oct 19, 2007

    We need to look at the Cumberland County School System. They are watering athletic feilds at all times and any days they want to. It would be interesting to see how much water the systen uses for these purposes. And I bet they get a discount for the water

  • CapeFearRiver10 Oct 19, 2007

    I have no sympathy for the Triangle thats what happen when don't smart growth within your residential development. Maybe Fayetteville will start getting some respect from the state. It seem thats all you hear these days is Triangle this & that! How about some Fayetteville Metro development Jobs. LOL the only reason why the governor visits is because the state need some water.

    Fayetteville needs its own CBS news.

  • Glass Half Full Oct 19, 2007

    You might want to look at the map before you go to making statements about what Raleigh needs to do. TheWB is right, the Cape Fear flows from Jordan Lake which is under Wake County's control. Then Harnett County pulls from it and sells some of it back to Wake County. Then we get it. We better all conserve.

  • TheWB Oct 19, 2007

    Lake Jordan, Cape Fear River. . hello. Uplanders already control the river's flow.

  • BUCKEYEnNC Oct 19, 2007

    I'm all for sharing, but only if everyone is on the same page! RDU needs to move to stage 2 as well before tapping into the Cape Fear!!!

  • Jayne Oct 19, 2007

    Jermaniac.. I think we should share... after all sharing is caring... and I do think those with well water should conserve as well... I have well water and we conserve all we can because yes a well can dry up, and yes it costs a large amount of money to dig another well... so yes people with well water should conserve as well...