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County Urges Residents to Save Water

NEW HANOVER CO. -- The county is encouraging people to save water.  County officials sent out this news release Friday:

Due to high water usage demands caused mainly by increased irrigation, the New Hanover County Water System that serves portions of Northern New Hanover County has exceeded the permitted pumping capacity of its groundwater system.  As a result, a Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert is being issued effective immediately. Should a Stage 1 Alert (voluntary) not be sufficient to protect the district's water source, a Stage 2 Water Conservation Alert (mandatory) will be issued.

This notice affects all New Hanover County Water and Sewer District Water customers in the area bordered by the following.

  • From North Kerr Ave in Wrightsboro, North to I-140
  • All areas north of Martin Luther King Blvd. to Castle Hayne
  • West Side of Market Street from Martin Luther King Blvd. to I-140 interchange in Porters Neck.
  • East Side of Market Street from intersection of Bayshore Drive to New Hanover / Pender County Line.

During a declared Stage 1 water emergency, the following voluntary water conservation practices are encouraged:

  • Inspect and repair all faulty and defective parts of faucets and toilets.
  • Use shower for bathing rather than bathtub and limit shower to no more than five minutes.
  • Do not leave faucets running while shaving, brushing teeth, rinsing or preparing food.
  • Limit the use of clothes washers and dishwashers and when used, operate fully loaded.
  • Operate dishwashers during non-peak demand hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Limit lawn watering to that necessary for plant survival. Water lawns between 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • Water shrubbery the minimum amount required. Water shrubs before the peak demand hours of 6:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m.
  • Limit vehicle washing.
  • Do not wash down outside areas such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc.
  • Install water saving shower heads and other devices.
  • Use disposable and biodegradable dishes where possible.
  • Install water saving devices in toilets such as early closing flappers.
  • Limit hours of water-cooled air conditioners.
  • Do not fill swimming or wading pools.

This alert does not preclude the use of private well systems and affects only New Hanover County Water and Sewer District Water Customers in the listed area.

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