Currituck County Takes Strong Measures To Curb Water Waste

Currituck County officials are making it illegal to water lawns, wash cars or fill swimming pools.

County Manager Dan Scanlon says the county is mandating water
use restrictions early next year after the call for voluntary
cutbacks failed. For the past five months, demand has pushed the
water plant to its limit at close to one (m) million gallons a day.

The county ordinance for mandatory water restrictions will
prohibit watering lawns, filling swimming pools, washing cars and
other activities.

Scanlon says water customers will receive notices in January or
February. He says the new restrictions should be in place by March.

The county plans to dig four new wells and increase plant
capacity from one (m) million gallons per day to a (m) million and
a half gallons per day by next summer.