Rocky Mount Starts Begins Stage II Water Restrictions

The water level in the Tar River continues to drop and that means bad news for Rocky Mount, Nash County. City water officials say this is their worst drought ever and it's not getting any better.

The city says it's now increased water restrictions to stage two. This means residents can only water their lawns one day a week and area car washes can only stay open Friday through Sunday. The original restrictions didn't include Friday. But after meeting with car wash owners, they decided to add an extra day for business. One car wash on Sunset Avenue decided to take their own measures to stay open.

City officials say the Tar River is at its lowest point in history and it wouldn't surprise them if they reach the next stage of water restrictions in the next few weeks.