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Old 10-15-2007, 09:08 PM
 
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:23 PM
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Location: Durham, NC
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Good, though people should be smart enough to have stopped by now anyway.
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:27 PM
 
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It took them long enough. Kind of like a cancer patient finding out that they have lung cancer and then they quit smoking. A little too late?
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:29 AM
 
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Has anyone driven on I-85 where it crosses Falls Lake? The water level is so low it's scary.
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Hopefully everyone takes heed and reduces their water usage.
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Default Area's Exceptional Drought and Creative ways to save water

Everyday we are bombarded with the news of our areas severe drought conditions and how we only have a 100+ days of water left in Falls Lake. Although there is more than that left, the water would just require more filtering by the water department in order to use it. But is still a finite amount left no matter how you look at it.

I think it would be good to share your creative ideas in saving water with the people in this forum. Every drop we save will help keep the water supply from shrinking.

Here is a website that has some great ideas:

Learn ways to conserve water

Please add your own great ideas.
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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A couple of very simple water saving techniques:

-Turn off the shower while soaping and shampooing.
-Place a bucket in the shower to catch extra water and place a container under the sink faucet to catch cold water while waiting for the hot water to make its way through the pipes. Use this water for indoor and outdoor plants.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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The water crisis has had me 'alarmed' for the past several months, especially since the hot weather never seems to truly abate, and I have been disturbed that watering lawns had not been banned earlier -- or at the least, cut back to one day weekly. Here, in Cary, the town is still on a three-day-per-week schedule, and some of the lawns around here are lush enough to roll in.

How will the yards be 'finished' in the new construction around here? I would hate to sink several $1000 into a yard, only to have to watch it die.

Last night, the local news featured a family in Cumberland County whose well had run dry, and they were having to fill gallon containers from a neighbors' faucets.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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Maybe I'm wrong, but Cary seems to be in less of a bind than Raleigh in Durham probably in part due to the way they price water which encourages conservation. Durham eliminating outdoor watering is only going to reduce demand 4 percent or so (which with winter around the corner was going to stop anyway). It's a great place to start, but it's not going to solve the problem.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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A couple of very simple water saving techniques:

-Turn off the shower while soaping and shampooing.
-Place a bucket in the shower to catch extra water and place a container under the sink faucet to catch cold water while waiting for the hot water to make its way through the pipes. Use this water for indoor and outdoor plants.
Great ideas!!!
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