Wednesday, 12 December 2007 22:23
Governor Mike Easley could cap water use in some towns and
cities if the stateide drought worsens.
Yesterday, Easley said he doesn’t
believe he’ll have to go that far- as long as conservation and cooperation
Easley has 13 months left in office- and hopes he can
use that time to continue to urge residents to expand conservation efforts. If
efforts come up short, Easley will use his emergency powers to place a limit on
the daily amount of water some communities could use. Once the set amount was
reached, the system’s spigot would be turned off. Easley hopes residents will
heed the warning and conserve so such measures can be avoided.