More NC cities, towns request voluntary water conservation

Concord, Kannapolis and Harrisburg, Landis and Midland announced Wednesday that customers should now follow Level 1 water use restrictions, due to regional drought conditions.

The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG) announced on Tuesday, November 1 that below normal rainfall has moved the Catawba-Wateree Basin into Stage 1 drought levels of the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP). 

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Level 1 voluntary restrictions means the following activities are permitted, but users are encouraged to limit:

  • Lawn Irrigation
  • The filling, operation or topping off of ornamental fountains.
  • Residential car washing will be allowed using a hand-held hose or pressure washer, both equipped with a spring-loaded nozzle.
  • Residential use of water for wash down of outside areas using a hand-held hose or pressure washer, both equipped with a spring-loaded nozzle.
  • Watering of trees, flowers, shrubs, ornamental plants and vegetable gardens for plant preservation.
  • Automated irrigation services may be installed and activated.
  • Filling of swimming pools by permit. Topping off of previously filled pools is still acceptable at any time.
  • All customers are allowed to use pressure washing devices.