Even though places like Carteret County is better off than its inland neighbors the town of Newport enacted stage one of its water shortage condition Tuesday. The town is asking all residents to drastically cut back on their usage in conjunction with Governor Easley's operation half it. Some Newport residents we spoke with are doing their part to turn off the tap.
This is the first time the town of Newport has enacted stage one water restrictions. It also want residents to limit car washing and lawn watering, and limit showers to four minutes.