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Old 02-05-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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newsobserver.com | Raleigh stricter water rules start Feb. 15 (http://www.newsobserver.com/weather/drought/story/924359.html - broken link)

Raleigh to Tighten Water Restrictions :: WRAL.com

"The increased restrictions ban all outdoor watering and pressure-washing. An estimated 60 percent of car washes in Raleigh will have to close because they don't meet standards for recycling water, and swimming pools that aren't currently filled will remain drained."
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:12 PM
 
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Why didn't we do this sooner? I haven't wash my car in months. I didn't install sod this fall b/c I didn't want to use water for the lawn.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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When will the greedy politicians put a moratorium on new water connections?

Makes sense, eh?
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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I don't see how they can keep building new houses when there isn't enough water for the existing population.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I am just in the process of moving to Raleigh and will be living in the county on a well/septic system. Do the water restrictions have any effect on well owners? I'm just curious.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:08 PM
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I am just in the process of moving to Raleigh and will be living in the county on a well/septic system. Do the water restrictions have any effect on well owners? I'm just curious.
No, they don't. But you want to be careful with a well, with or without a drought - if the well runs dry, it you have to pay to have a new one drilled. I'm not saying you should be taking Navy showers and not watering, but I wouldn't assume an infinite water source, either.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Gotcha... I grey up in Virginia with a well, and understand there are times we had to cut back. I was just curious if anyone would get on me for power washing my house, or washing my car or something. My understanding is that wells are so shallow that they would likely go dry long before a major water supply ran out anyways. Not sure if that's accurate or not.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:08 PM
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My understanding is that wells are so shallow that they would likely go dry long before a major water supply ran out anyways. Not sure if that's accurate or not.
A well really is different from a reservoir - for wells, the answer really depends. You are drawing usually drawing from an aquifer, and there can be a great variance from when you drain that, or how quickly it refreshes. Depending on the well depth, you might not see the effects of this years drought for years.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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No, they don't. But you want to be careful with a well, with or without a drought - if the well runs dry, it you have to pay to have a new one drilled. I'm not saying you should be taking Navy showers and not watering, but I wouldn't assume an infinite water source, either.
Hey I resent the "Navy" shower remark. I was in the Coast Guard and we called them "sea" showers. Oh and to keep it on topic I was in the Coast Guard in NC
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:30 PM
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Hey I resent the "Navy" shower remark. I was in the Coast Guard and we called them "sea" showers. Oh and to keep it on topic I was in the Coast Guard in NC
I'd give you some rep points for this, as it made me laugh, but the "powers that be" won't let me .
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