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.