Private Company's Water Restrictions Working
Posted September 6, 2007 1:50 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — A private water company threatening to shut-off customers who violate the tight irrigation schedule has seen results.
The president of Aqua North Carolina said Wednesday north Raleigh customers have cut back on water use.
Last month, the company operating in 46 North Carolina counties, sent out letters to 3,800 customers in the Bayleaf community announcing the new water restrictions.
The utility company received permission from the state to restrict lawn watering to twice a week for three hours each night.
The company said it would warn customers after a first offense, and then threaten to shut off their water after a second violation.
So far, Aqua North Carolina has reported more than 100 violators to the state but no customers have had their water shut off.