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Old 08-16-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Just a reminder that the City of Monroe has a seperate water supply and water restrictions are voluntary at this time.

Gotta love my Bermuda. Doesn't even look like a drought in our neighborhood.

Sara

Unfortunately the downside w/bermuda is that it looks awful in the winter (kind of like azoiyza grass). that's why most builders shun putting Bermuda down. People want that green look year round.



As w/anything else, there are positives and negatives w/bermuda, fescue, centipede, etc..
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Unfortunately the downside w/bermuda is that it looks awful in the winter (kind of like azoiyza grass). that's why most builders shun putting Bermuda down. People want that green look year round.



As w/anything else, there are positives and negatives w/bermuda, fescue, centipede, etc..

Agreed. We moved here in November and I was disappointed with the look of our lawn. I thought it was all dead! The landscaper explained that it was Bermuda and it's certainly been a great experience considering our current weather conditions!

Sara
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Charlotte (Berewick)
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Code enforcement officers and police officers note who is watering as they do routine patrols and those people get tickets on the spot.
500 bucks a ticket so I hear. Ouch!
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:47 AM
 
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Default Water

We were at Carowinds yesterday and they were watering the concrete!
They had many sprinklers set up for people to cool off in. I do understand that they need to keep people cooled off, but it was weird to see all of that water running into drains when I know that things are getting a little tight with our supply.
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Charlotte - Mecklenburg's supply isn't too taxed right now. CMUD (Utility Department) hasn't required any kind of water restriction. Some people are not happy with that.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s water utility continues urging customers to conserve on a voluntary basis.“We don’t have any plans to go to mandatory (restrictions) today or any time in the near future, but of course if those conditions were to change than we would have to reassess that,” said CMUD spokesperson Erin Culbert......

“It’s quite frankly reprehensible that Charlotte doesn’t step up and participate in conservation quickly and in lock stop with Union County, Lincoln County and Rock Hill,” Lisenby said.

CMUD’s Erin Culbert said the utility is better prepared for drought conditions than other water providers in the region.

Mecklenburg’s main water pipeline runs deep into Mountain Island Lake, and the system’s water treatment plant and delivery lines are built to accommodate the county’s growing population, Culbert said, adding that she could not rule out tougher water restrictions in the future.

Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols said CMUD and all other utilities which draw water from the Catawba River basin should follow the same rules for conservation.

“This (drought) affects us all and just because the water is there at a deeper level perhaps than our intake valves doesn’t mean that utilities should not respond,” Echols said.
More Charlotte-area watering bans (http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/stories/wcnc-081607-krg-water.3e598d27.html - broken link)
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Beverly Crest
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will Union county always be like this? I have heard it is because they don't have a water supply but the county is growing.
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:36 PM
 
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Most likely UC residents will have the same restrictions next year, and start earlier than this year.

This is another way that we are now paying for the uncontrolled residential growth in the county.

Unlike most drought restrictions, the problem is not that we don't have enough water (we have plenty of it), its a problem w/the "pipes" that the water is transported through to our county. If you bring too much water, the system can't handle the pressure. Maybe someone can explain it a little better, but that's it in a nutshell.

Also, figure that we'll have more people in our county next year (which will need water obv) and you have a major problem. I don't believe the plant will be expanded for another 4 or 5 years? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

All I have to say is get used to the restrictions. They will be here for a loooooong time.
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Drury Lane
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Does Union buy water from Mecklenburg? I know they buy a lot from Lancaster, SC.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Does Union buy water from Mecklenburg? I know they buy a lot from Lancaster, SC.
No they don't.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: in a house
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Unfortunately the downside w/bermuda is that it looks awful in the winter (kind of like azoiyza grass). that's why most builders shun putting Bermuda down. People want that green look year round.



As w/anything else, there are positives and negatives w/bermuda, fescue, centipede, etc..
'course golf courses use green "paint"........ just a thought
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