City of Aiken asks residents to conserve water

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 4:58 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 2:09 AM
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A rainfall shortage is prompting the City of Aiken to ask residents to adhere to watering restrictions.

City residents are being asked to set their irrigation systems to water every other day, according an email release from the Aiken Department of Public Safety. Homes with odd house numbers should water only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Homes with even house numbers should water only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. No irrigation should take place on Sunday, according to the email.

Sporadic rainfall has forced the city to start using reserve water from the Mason Branch Resevior. The email release states that the city may issue mandatory irrigation water restrictions if rainfall doesn’t return to normal and voluntary conservation efforts fail to curtial water use.

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commonsense-is-endangere 08/30/11 - 08:41 pm
Women who shave their legs in

Women who shave their legs in the shower without turning the shower off is a massive waste of water.

Little Lamb
Little Lamb 08/31/11 - 09:26 am
Let's face it. You really

Let's face it. You really can't "conserve" water. The amount of water on the planet today is the same as it was upon creation. Water does not disappear.

Of course, from a practical standpoint, no one needs to water the lawn every day. But with proper watering techniques, you don't need to water the lawn three times a week, either. Just pay attention and water when the soil is dry and the blades of grass begin to curl slightly.

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