Click HERE to view City Ordinance 1708 N.C. (2d) related to new Drought Restrictions and Penalties that took effect on June 11, 2015.
Click HERE to view Governor Brown's April 1, 2015 Executive Order addressing new Emergency Water Conservation measures.
Click HERE to view the City's Outdoor Water Use Restriction Resolution signed August 26, 2014.
MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS NOW IN EFFECT:
1. A maximum 3-days a week of outdoor watering based on odd/even street addresses.
Even Addresses - Mon, Weds, Fri
Odd Addresses - Tues, Thurs, Sat
Common Areas - Mon, Weds, Fri (parks & schools)
2. No outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water is permitted during the heat of the day, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except for drip irrigation, soaker hoses and hand watering.
3. The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, parking lots, or structures is prohibited.
4. The application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks is prohibited, except where necessary to address an immediate health and safety need or to comply with a term or condition in a permit issued by a state or federal agency.
5. Watering outdoor landscaping during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
6. Public places where food or drink are served or purchased are prohibited from serving drinking water other than upon request.
7. Operators of hotels and motels are required to prominently display notice in each guest-room that guests have the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily.
8.The use of potable water in a fountain or other outdoor decorative feature is prohibited.
1st Violation - Warning Notice
2nd Violation - $200 Fine
3rd Violation - $500 Fine
Wasteful Water Use Hot-Line
Call to report water restriction violations
State Reservoir Levels
The red lines shown above reflect the historical average water level associated with reservoirs located throughout the state.
Many communities throughout the state are looking
for new, long term, sources of drinking water.