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Siler City Bans Most Outdoor Water Use

Posted September 6, 2007 12:39 p.m. EDT

— Town officials on Monday will implement some of the toughest water restrictions in the area, ordering every residence and business to reduce consumption by 20 percent.

The new rules ban all watering of lawns and outdoor vegetation, washing cars, power-washing driveways and sidewalks, and filling pools and fountains.

First-time offenders face being charged with a misdemeanor that carries up to a $500 fine. A second offense would bring a civil injunction, and subsequent violations would lead to water service being shut off.