Thursday, 25 October 2007 21:37
Speaking of the drought, local and state officials are still
urging High Country residents to conserve water, rain or no rain.
believes recent rainfall has greatly improved the water situation, Public
Utilities Director Rick Miller is currently investigating a state report that
says Boone’s supply may have reached critical levels.
Governor Mike Easley launched a campaign Monday urging
every state resident to cut his or her water usage by 50 percent. By monitoring
the situation when everyone is doing their best to conserve, state officials
can better assess the longevity of North Carolina’s water supply. After
Halloween, officials will compile a list of communities that have seen a
significant difference in water use. Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson says it’s the
list to be on, and has joined Easley in urging citizens to conserve.