Raleigh Residents Fined for Water Misuse
In just one week, the city of Raleigh has issued 100 notices letting people know that they violated water restriction rules and will be fined.Posted — Updated
Raleigh's water supply has dropped nearly 50 percent. If it gets much worse, city leaders said they will consider tighter restrictions, such banning irrigation all together.
"The last thing we would want to see is someone spend a lot of money on a lawn and not be able to irrigate it," said Buchan.
"I think there has been enough publicity that they ought to know by now," said Casey.
Holly Springs also decided to tighten water use. Town council members approved these water restrictions Tuesday night:
- Washing of vehicles should be done on Saturday and Sunday.
- Washing down of outside areas should be done on Saturday and Sunday.
- Pools, ponds and fountains can only be filled to remain operational.
- Drinking water shall not be served in a public restaurant, except upon request.
- People with odd-numbered addresses can water on Tuesday.
- People with even-number addresses can water on Wednesday.
- A 30-day exceptions is available for new lawns and sod.
- Car and boat washing at home is limited to the weekend.
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