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Fri May 4, 2007
New Hanover County Urges Water Reduction
By Catherine M. Welch
Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County is urging residents to cut back on their water use.
The county's water system is a groundwater system and the county has exceeded its permitted pumping capacity of 80%. In fact, county spokesperson Mark Boyer says last week it hit more than 100%capacity.
He says what's needed now are many days of heavy rains and county residents cutting back on watering the lawn and washing the car.
And if we don't receive appreciable amounts of rain through the next week or so I would foresee these voluntary measures become mandatory in the next couple of weeks anyway.
Residents living in these areas are urged to reduce their water consumption:
From North Kerr Avenue in Wrightsboro, north to I-140
All areas north of the Martin Luther King Parkway to Castle Hayne
West side of Market Street from the MLK Parkway to I-140 interchange in Porters Neck
East side of Market Street from intersection of Bayshore Drive to the New Hanover-Pender County line
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