Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:50
Both local and state lawmakers are asking residents to
conserve water- and there are several ways you can help.
By stopping landscape
watering and other unnecessary outdoor uses, Governor Mike Easley says citizens
can show their commitment to the future of their communities. Easley also
encourages residents to take shorter showers, flush toilets less, turn water
off when brushing teeth, and limit clothes and dishwashing to full loads.
Restaurants should avoid serving water unless it’s ordered, and both residents
and commercial businesses are asked to limit or cease washing vehicles. State
officials are closely monitoring water levels to see if conservation methods
make a difference in the next week. If not, North Carolina’s water supply could
be threatened- and more drastic measures may be taken.