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Old 11-09-2007, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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newsobserver.com | Water use misses Easley's mark (http://www.newsobserver.com/weather/drought/story/766154.html - broken link)

Surprisingly residents of Cary (which I believe has much more of its water supply remaining than the rest of the Triangle) conserved the most in this area. Cary also was the last town to ban outdoor watering.
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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newsobserver.com | Water use misses Easley's mark (http://www.newsobserver.com/weather/drought/story/766154.html - broken link)

Surprisingly residents of Cary (which I believe has much more of its water supply remaining than the rest of the Triangle) conserved the most in this area. Cary also was the last town to ban outdoor watering.
Why is that surprising? Cary has instituted water conservation measures (including alternate day watering) since 2000, whereas the other towns and cities in the triangle haven't considered it until recently.
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:51 AM
 
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Yes, but Cary residents already were conserving due to the tiered pricing and year round water restrictions so to have conserved more than the rest of the Triangle is surprising to me. Also, the other areas banned outdoor watering much earlier than Cary.
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Cary have the highest residential water usage per capita of any community in the triangle? Even with their year round conservation measures? So, we should applaud the glutton for only eating two steaks instead of three?
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:52 AM
 
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Any data to back up this assertion?


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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Cary have the highest residential water usage per capita of any community in the triangle? Even with their year round conservation measures? So, we should applaud the glutton for only eating two steaks instead of three?
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:00 AM
 
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I am one of the Cary "gluttons" who makes a concerted effort to save water in addition to following the guidelines the town has in place.

Gee, toot68, it must be great to live in the conservation capital of the northern hemisphere.
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:09 PM
 
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Cary a bigger source of water Jordan lake, number two they have reclaimed water for grass watering. Third its NOVEMBER who is watering a lawn anymore? Oh yea the idiot down the block from me this morning, Yes he was watering Bermuda which turned brown this week from the frost! Dummie from up north.
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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Cary a bigger source of water Jordan lake, number two they have reclaimed water for grass watering. Third its NOVEMBER who is watering a lawn anymore? Oh yea the idiot down the block from me this morning, Yes he was watering Bermuda which turned brown this week from the frost! Dummie from up north.
Read the article. It's talking about the five weeks beginning 10/1. Very little of Cary is on reclaimed water (unfortunately). My point is areas in the Triangle outside of Cary that have much less water left are conserving less for some crazy reason.
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Hubby and I have been a bit perturbed to see water standing in the curb where someone in our neighborhood has been watering a lawn. Are the re-seeding permits still being honored -- those that got them before the ban -- or are we long past the permits being good?

People can still water with a hose, no? Just not with an irrigation system, or a sprinkler set out in the yard.
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