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Durham's Water Supply in Good Shape, City Says

Posted July 6, 2007 12:23 p.m. EDT
Updated July 7, 2007 1:05 p.m. EDT

— Despite the lack of significant rainfall over the past several months, water sources in Durham are at adequate levels for the current demand, the city said Friday.

The city’s Department of Water Management said the city's two water-supply lakes, Lake Michie and Little River Lake, are a few feet below full and have a 163-day water supply if the region experiences no additional rainfall this summer.

But residents are urged to use water wisely and reduce and eliminate unnecessary water use.

The city remains in Stage I of its conservation ordinance. Water conservation tips are available at the Department of Water Management's Web site.

Rainfall measurements taken during the last two months show that North Carolina communities have received about 50 percent of their normal precipitation for this time of year.

All 100 counties of North Carolina are experiencing either abnormally dry conditions or a moderate, severe or extreme drought.