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Fayetteville Moves to Next Stage of Water Restrictions

Fayetteville officials are tightening the taps in an effort to conserve water.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Fayetteville officials are tightening the taps in an effort to conserve water.

Effective Monday, the city will move to Stage 2 restrictions, which limit the number of days residents can irrigate their lawns and ban most outdoor water use.

Automatic irrigation systems and sprinklers will not be allowed on Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays. Even-numbered addresses will be allowed to use irrigation systems and sprinklers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Odd-numbered addresses will be allowed towater on Thursday and Sunday.

Hand watering is allowed on any day. The restrictions come after Gov. Mike Easley requested all state residents to cut water consumption.

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