Clayton Begins Mandatory Water Restrictions
Posted August 8, 2007 12:44 a.m. EDT
Updated August 8, 2007 7:40 a.m. EDT
Clayton, N.C. — Authorities began warning Clayton residents about excessive water use Tuesday as the town began mandatory water restrictions.
Code enforcement officers issued eight verbal and three written warnings as of Tuesday morning, authorities said.
Nonessential water use is completely prohibited on Monday. It's permitted for residents with even-number addresses on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and for odd-number addresses on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Such uses include watering lawns, washing cars and filling pools.
Most people violating the restrictions simply needed to be reminded, code enforcement officer Jim Poindexter said.
Second-time offenders will be fined $50. The fines increase to $75 for the third offense and $100 for every violation after that.