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Raleigh's water supply replenished to almost a year's worth

Posted May 6, 2008 12:14 p.m. EDT
Updated May 6, 2008 12:55 p.m. EDT

— Recent rains have replenished Raleigh's water supply to 360 days, welcome news for the city and its water customers.

Falls Lake, the city's main water source, remains more than 100 percent full, with the lake's water level at 252.58 feet above sea level, 1.08 feet above the 251.5-foot normal level.

Water usage is also on the rise, however, at an average of 40.7 million gallons per day. That is 2.8 million gallons more than the lowest value recorded during Stage II water restrictions.

Residents in Raleigh, Garner, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, Knightdale and Zebulon who get their water from the city are still under Stage I water restrictions.

Those restrictions allow irrigation one day per week. Customers can also wash their cars at home on the weekends.