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Old 05-04-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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I live in a development with a Wake Forest address, but I am actually about 5 miles out of the city limits of WF. The small development I am in has a community well maintained by AQUA.

In such a situation, am I under the same restrictions as WF which is under the Raleigh system???

If so, how can the restrictions be enforced if I am not on a system which is owned/maintained by a municipal authority which can levy fines?

I am all for conserving water, but my only gripe with the restrictions are in days that I can water. Also, I wish they would ban home car washing, and relax the restrictions on lawn / landscape water use. I would rather protect the investment in my landscape, than wash my car. I can go to a car wash as an option.

Again, in reality, I do not see how I can be fined if I am not on a municipal system.
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:41 PM
 
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I'm not an expert, but from my reading of the water restrictions, it appears to state that the restrictions apply to the customers of the water system. If you're not a customer of the water system, then it doesn't apply to you.

Text of the Raleigh rsystem estrictions: City of Raleigh | City Of Raleigh Water Restrictions (http://www.raleighnc.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_7527_306_202_0_43/http%3B/pt03/DIG_Web_Content/category/Resident/Environment/Cat-1C-2007628-130320-City_Of_Raleigh_Water_Re.html - broken link)

However, Aqua of NC also had their own restrictions for customers - this WRAL story talks about it from last year:

Private Company's Water Restrictions Working :: WRAL.com

I couldn't find any information on Aqua's website about current restrictions.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:51 PM
 
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This is from just a few weeks ago. Don't know if it has changed, but Aqua is not covered by the municipal rules, but by State rules, and restrictions were still in place then:

Taps Remain Off for People on Community Wells :: WRAL.com

While lakes are now full, the low water table probably puts wells at risk of running dry still.

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Old 05-07-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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Default How to Contact Aqua?

I tried my best to contact Aqua to get a confirmation of the watering restrictions, but to no avail.

Does anyone know a local contact?

I completely understand the problem of low groundwater levels, but I have drilled wells that were fed by aquifers with enough water for 100+ years.

For my community well, how do I know what the actually potential / depth of the well is? I am all for conserving if it is a shallow well, but if it is drawing from a aquifer that may cover a large area, then I would like to see the restrictions relaxed.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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This is from just a few weeks ago. Don't know if it has changed, but Aqua is not covered by the municipal rules, but by State rules, and restrictions were still in place then:

Taps Remain Off for People on Community Wells :: WRAL.com

While lakes are now full, the low water table probably puts wells at risk of running dry still.
This is news to me. I never saw anything in my Aqua bill stating that I was under water restrictions. I've been operating under the assumption that I have no water restrictions.
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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I called Aqua last week to find out if my subdivison was still on water restrictions . I live in the Crescent Ridge subdivison in Wake Forest with zip 27587. I called the phone number on my bill. They stated that we are still under restrictions and that there should be no outdoor watering/car washing of any kind. She said until Easley instructs them differently the restrictions are in place. I won't get started about what others in my neighborhood do...apparently some people just don't understand that the water restrictions DO APPLY TO THEM TOO!!!
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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I won't get started about what others in my neighborhood do...apparently some people just don't understand that the water restrictions DO APPLY TO THEM TOO!!!
Or maybe they are just as ignorant as I was until I read this thread. . . . . .
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:05 AM
 
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Default never the same

The restictions will most likely NEVER be removed completely. This is a grab for control of water. Anyome can see that we have had plenty of rain. We cant say if w get another dry summer because it is fear mongering. Also most people on wells live in less densley populated areas so in effect that area is using less water. It is politics.

so I guess all the rain doesnt count, the lake levels dont count. If the ground was still dry the lake levels wouldnt be up, the ground would still be absorbing. Common sense should revail since even their numbers, when proving we are out of the drough, dont seem to be enough.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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Lake levels locally have nothing to do with the community water restrictions. The ban is state wide (as it is under the authority of the State, not the local govt). While the Triangle is down to D0 (Abnormally Dry), almost everything west of us is still within some sort of drought condition.

State Drought Monitor (http://drought.unl.edu/dm/DM_state.htm?NC,SE - broken link)
http://drought.unl.edu/dm/pics/nc_dm.png (broken link)

No need for conspiracy theories.
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