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Orange County Approves New Water Conservation Plan

Posted June 27, 2003 2:45 a.m. EDT

— Orange County and the towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill have approved the

Orange Water and Sewer Authority's

(OWASA) conservation plan.

The new rules include:

  • Spray irrigation is limited to three days and one inch of water per week. If they get a notice from OWASA about a leak, residents have 10 days to fix it.
  • Restaurants may only serve water if requested.
  • Hotels can only replace bed linens on request or when new guests arrive.