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Old 09-25-2007, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Mecklenburg County's first-ever ban on lawn watering goes into effect Wednesday.

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Old 09-25-2007, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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yes, I heard this on the news last evening. wow. Just to be known that if you have a private well on your land this water ban does not apply to you.
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I feel for the people that utilize the beautiful lakes in the area. Duke Energy continues to release water into the lakes to try to balance the levels, but because of the drought conditions, there's not enough water in the system to make a significant impact on lake levels. Now Duke Energy is even closing some public boat slips because the water is too low for boaters. That's why there weren't any boats at Copperhead Landing on Friday, only land-loving fishers. And with no rain in the forecast, levels will continue to decrease.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:02 PM
 
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yes, I heard this on the news last evening. wow. Just to be known that if you have a private well on your land this water ban does not apply to you.
Regardless, it would be nice if people with wells would be proper citizens and conserve anyway.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:29 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Regardless, it would be nice if people with wells would be proper citizens and conserve anyway.
Agreed. Wells tap into the ground water that might be your neighbor's drinking water supply.
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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very true. What irks me most is that Commercial properties are exempt from these bans. I don't know about anyone else, but there is an apartment complex by my home that has 2 sprinkler heads that point out into the street.

I can understand golf courses need watering and big coportations need to look nice, but do you feel the commercial properties should have some type of restriction as well?
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:13 PM
 
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I have the understanding that commercial properties cannot water lawns either. It is commercial use that is not affected, i.e. car wash businesses, plant nurseries, pressure washing businesses, etc. Basically commercial business that relies on water simply to do business.
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