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Old 08-27-2007, 09:25 PM
 
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FYI,

Water restrictions in Raleigh and surrounding areas (see below) are being stepped up effective tomorrow (August 28th).

Under the new rules, irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers can be used once a week during select hours. Hand-held watering is allowed two days a week during select hours.

Fines are also going up. A first violation is $200, a second $1,000 and a third will result in your water being shut off.

The rules apply to customers in Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon.

You can read the details about the restrictions at the following link:

Stage 1 Water Restrictions Effective August 28

Just curious how many people are still planning on overseeding their fescue lawns this fall? It is my understanding this is usually done the week or so after labor day to provide enough time for the lawn to establish itself before the cooler weather. It is also my understanding that an overseeded lawn needs to be lightly watered every day for two weeks to ensure germination. Not much point in overseeding your lawn this fall if you can't water the seeds becuase of the drought restrictions. I am not complaining....I think having enough water to drink is the most important thing, but I do wonder about this since the lawn care industry is pretty big in this area. A lot of landscapers out there will be missing out on a lot of jobs I imagine.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:39 PM
 
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Too late now but I think that Raleigh could have avoided all of this if they had water restrictions in place several years back like Cary has.

In this heat, watering my grass three designated days a week, twice per day has kept it green excpet in a certain spot where one of the sprinkler heads needs adjusting.
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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jln69, aren't there some other issues like Falls versus Jordan at play as well? IIRC Jordan has more capacity and is underutilized whereas Falls is smaller and all the water is spoken for.
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:23 AM
 
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Raleigh could have avoided this by not allowing so many building permits knowing from past experience that water capacity is marginal.

Greed over good sense every time.
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:04 PM
 
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Good posting by all...

Isn't there a plan (laughing! always a plan) to extend Falls Lake?
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