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.