MANDATORY RESTRICTIONS WERE LIFTED FOR CITY WATER CUSTOMERS, BUT CONSERVATION IS STILL NECESSARY!
Although mandatory water restrictions which began in October 2007 were lifted as of May 19, 2008, usage on average has increased over 12% since that date, and precipitation is still over 25" below normal for the last 12 months. Because we are under moderate drought conditions and water usage is at its maximum this time of year, the city is highly encouraging conservation.
- Water lawns 2-3 times per week (maximum) providing no more than 1-inch of water per week.
- Water lawns between the midnight and 6:00 a.m. to minimize evaporation
- Inspect, adjust and/or repair faulty sprinkler heads
- Adjust sprinklers to water only the lawn and NOT the sidewalk, street or driveway
- Water waste is prohibited regardless of advisory level
Remember, YOU are water saving device #1! For more tips on how you can conserve water, please visit our Water Conservation page and check out the Turf Irrigation Recommendations from the Cooperative Extension.
All 100 counties in North Carolina are once again experiencing drought conditions. New Hanover County has been upgraded from level D0 (abnormally dry) to level D1 or moderate drought. Wilmington's water source, which originates in Chatham County, has also been upgraded from level D1 to level D2 or severe drought according to the NC Drought Management Advisory Council. Check out our local drought information page to learn more about where we get our water.
A water conservation hotline and email address has been set up for any conservation-related questions or to report water waste:
Water Conservation Hotline: (910) 341-0114
(TDD 341-7873/TTY 711)
Water Conservation email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Turf Irrigation Recommendations.
Click here for tips on how you can help to conserve water.
Click here for local drought information.