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Cary Suspends Outdoor Watering Until February

Posted December 20, 2007

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— The town of Cary announced Thursday it will extend its ban on outdoor watering until at least Feb. 29.

The ban includes the use of irrigation systems, sprinklers or other automated watering devices.

"While we have been very pleased with the work that our citizens have been doing to conserve water, the extended forecast continues to call for warmer temperatures and below average rainfall," said Interim Public Works and Utilities Director Mike Bajorek. "We are really taking this step to prepare our community in case water levels drop off during the winter. In February, we will reassess the levels at Jordan Lake and our current conservation measures."

The announcement comes the same day Gov. Mike Easley said it was everyone's "patriotic duty" to conserve water in the midst of the worse drought in state history.

Hand washing, pressure washing and car washing are still allowed any day of the week, but town officials are urging residents to be mindful about their water usage.

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  • 3potato4 Dec 20, 2007

    To answer your question Primate, yes, they knew of the impending drought, heck, being a horse owner, I knew of the impending drought as well as my feed store people and most folks in our neck of the woods. We've been under the same drought pattern that Texas went through a few years back. Expect more of the same for at least one to two more years. Those weather folks know a little bit about what they're doing.

  • bubbba Dec 20, 2007

    no s__t sherlock

  • twright530 Dec 20, 2007

    WELL 'DUH' THE GRASS AND FLIERS AINT GROWIN NOW.

  • ma2345 Dec 20, 2007

    Jordan lake is 93% full. Falls lake is 36% full.
    Why is Cary doing this?

  • sepc17 Dec 20, 2007

    "Hand washing, pressure washing and car washing are still allowed any day of the week, but town officials are urging residents to be mindful about their water usage."

    Shouldn't that paragraph say "hand WATERING"? I thought we could wash our hands any time. ;)

  • Harry Canyon Dec 20, 2007

    I just hope the Buckeyes and the Illini both kick tail in their bowl games. GO BIG TEN!

  • IzzMad2016 Dec 20, 2007

    Them Illini were dang good this year. Good defense. Better than our offense that day. Gotta give 'em their due.

  • Harry Canyon Dec 20, 2007

    Hey Buckeye,
    How about them ILLINI.

  • IzzMad2016 Dec 20, 2007

    Let's see. The Buckeyes had 1-loss all season. I'm not sure what sucks about that but whatever. Jealousy is an ugly emotion.

  • homer s Dec 20, 2007

    CARY BASHING IS A SIGN OF ENVY; INDIRECTLY EVEN A COMPLIMENT TO US WHO LIKE TO LIVE HERE. JOHNNY PUNCHCLOCK CAN LASH OUT ALL HE WANTS TO FROM HIS PATHETIC TRAILER.

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