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Tighter Water Resrictions Start in Goldsboro

Posted November 6, 2007 1:28 a.m. EST

— Residential and commercial water customers in Goldsboro must stop outdoor watering, according to tighter restrictions that came into effect Monday.

City officials said they started enforcing mandatory Stage 3 water restrictions on Monday. The city relies on the Neuse River, whose level has been dropping, for its supply.

Car washes and car dealerships were ordered to cut use by 30 percent or be charged double the normal rate for both city water and sewer services.

Residential customers get a warning for a first violation, a $100 for a second and $200 fine for each following violation. Fines are increased for commercial customers.

Other restrictions stipulate that:

  • All pressure washing or washing of houses, driveways or rain gutters by both individual and commercial customers is banned.
  • Water will not be served in restaurants except when requested by customers. Restaurants are encouraged to sell and serve bottled water.
  • Leaking water services or plumbing must be repaired within 24 hours of written notification by the City.
  • No car-wash fund-raisers are allowed.