Originally Posted by mm34b
That doesn't mean your county has mandatory water restrictions. Most do not.
We just bought in Hudson and this is what I just read and it was written in Sept.
MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS
EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
Water restrictions are now mandatory along the Catawba River basin following the announcement by Duke Power Company that lake levels continue to drop as the region suffers from extreme drought conditions. Hudson Police Department will be monitoring citizens’ water use and enforcing the mandatory conservation regulations. The goal is to reduce consumption by 10%. All water customers that use water from the Catawba River are required to adhere to the mandatory restrictions. Governor Mike Easley has also asked citizens in NC to cut usage by 20% since the drought conditions are not expected to let up any time soon. Easley stated, "stream flows and groundwater levels are approaching their lowest levels in recorded history and many of our reservoirs are declining by one foot every 10 days".
Citizens are requested to follow the restrictions immediately. Water customers will be subject to penalties beginning Sept. 4. Violators shall be issued a civil citation with a penalty of $100. Each occurrence is a separate violation. After three violations water may be disconnected.
Mandatory requirements - Stage 2 - Low Inflow Protocol:
¨Limit outside water use to two days per week only on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the hours of 9:00 pm and 4:00 am.
¨Limit outside water use to only those items required for safety or regulatory compliance. No washing of buildings, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots or public streets.
¨Landscaping should receive minimal watering with use of hand-held cans or manned spring-loaded nozzles.
¨Eliminate residential vehicle washing.
¨Turn off faucets while shaving, brushing teeth or washing dishes.
¨Use washing machines and dishwashers with full loads only.
¨The use of flow restrictors and other water saving devices is encouraged.
¨Outside use of fountains used for advertising and other non-essential purposes shall not be allowed.
¨Planting of new ornamental plants or seeding of lawns shall be deferred until the water emergency no long exists.
¨Restaurants and other food serving establishments shall serve water only at the request of the patron(s).
¨Commercial, industrial and construction operations shall eliminate all possible waste of water.
¨Showers should be used for bathing and be limited to four or five minutes.
I was just shocked when I read it since all I wanted to do was send my daughter the history of Hudson and what the town looked like.Calming down.