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Old 02-20-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Now that Raleigh is considering the next stage of water restrictions what do you think they should be? Stage 3 may require public restrooms to turn the sinks off and use hand sanitizers to wash your hands. Restaurants may have to go to paper/plastic plates and utensils. Imagine using those in the Angus Barn?

The water done left the reservoir so talking about what we or they should have done last summer or this past fall and winter is not going to get the job done. We need ideas that the City of Raleigh can use to help define Stage 3.

They also talked about stopping new residents and businesses from connecting to the Raleigh water system. This would be a last ditch effort IMO. Our economy would tank we are reliant on both commercial and residential development. Build it and they will come its our state mantra and heritage! There is still some drops to be saved through conservation. Maybe ice machines should be turned off. How much ice gets tossed everyday? Fast food restaurant's use more ice than your favorite drink anyway. The drinks you order are normally chilled anyway. Next time you ask as for no ice. Every little chip or in this case cube helps!

Of coarse rain, rain, and more rain will make this a short conversation!
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Stage 3 may require public restrooms to turn the sinks off and use hand sanitizers to wash your hands.
If this happens I'm not eating out until the drought's over.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:34 AM
 
Location: S.E. US
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Do the Raleigh water restrictions overflow to all of Wake County?
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:08 AM
 
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Do the Raleigh water restrictions overflow to all of Wake County?
No.

From the City o Raleigh Website

"As of Feb. 15, all Raleigh water system customers are under Stage 2 water conservation measures. The municipalities of Garner, Knightdale, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon comprise this water system."

For example, Cary is in wake county but does not get their water from the Raleigh Water System (Falls Lake) and is therefore not subject to the Raleigh Water Restrictions.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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I once lived in a town called Simsbury, CT that used a system of 8 wells as it's sole source to supply public water service to about 14,000 of its 23,000 residents (rest are on private wells). The town is about 34 square miles in size.

I realize that the geology of Wake County, NC is different than Simsbury, CT and so it may not be feasable, but has the Raleigh water authority investigated the feasability of utlilizing a system of wells to supplement the surface water supply?

I assume some sort of study has been conducted. Does anyone know what the results were? Are there plans to drill wells? Or has the study proven it to be either not geologically sound or too cost prohibitive?
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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Why not dredge (dig it deeper) at Falls Lake right now when so much dry area is exposed? I'm from California and that was a standard function during drought times in order to expand the holding capability of the lakes.

Karen
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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What are the restrictions under Stage 3?
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Why not dredge (dig it deeper) at Falls Lake right now when so much dry area is exposed? I'm from California and that was a standard function during drought times in order to expand the holding capability of the lakes.

Karen

That seems like a great idea... take advantage of the situation.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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They won't even consider that idea because it does nothing to fix the problem we have now. Who cares about the benefits it may have in the future!
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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Why not dredge (dig it deeper) at Falls Lake right now when so much dry area is exposed?
This is why. It isn't as easy as you think.

newsobserver.com | Cost high to dredge Falls Lake (http://www.newsobserver.com/weather/drought/story/931993.html - broken link)

//www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...alls-lake.html
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