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Raleigh water conservation measures remain in effect

Posted June 29, 2009 6:41 p.m. EDT

— The City of Raleigh wants to remind residents and businesses to use water as efficiently as possible.

Since Sept. 16, rules allowing people to use sprinklers and automatic irrigation systems three days a week, up from two days, have been in place. Residents with odd-number addresses will be allowed to irrigate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while those with even-number addresses can turn on the sprinklers on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Automatic systems can be used between midnight and 10 a.m., while sprinklers can be used from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the assigned days. Watering with a hand-held hose will continue to be allowed any day.

The rules apply to all customers on the municipal water system, including residents of Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale, Wendell, Zebulon, Wake Forest and Rolesville.

First-time violators will received a written warning, and officials will impose a $50 civil penalty for a second violation and $200 penalty for a third violation. A fourth violation will result in interruption of the customer’s water service, officials said.