Havelock is telling its residents to conserve water because of the worsening drought. This is in response to Governor Mike Easley's request, urging local governments to conserve water.
Havelock is suggesting residents to limit lawn, garden and shrubbery watering that's only necessary for plants to survive. Another suggestion is to limit car washing to no more than twice a month.
The city's board of commissioners will be considering a complete water shortage response plan at its next meeting on September 24th.
Here is a complete list of measures you can take:
1. The following voluntary residential conservation measures are encouraged and recommended:
a) Limit lawn, garden and shrubbery watering to that which is necessary for plants to survive, reusing household water whenever possible.
b) Limit car washing to minimum and no more than two (2) times per month, preferably on grassy surfaces.
c) Do not wash down outside areas such as sidewalks, patios, parking lots, service bays or aprons, etc. Use a blower or broom.
d) Do not leave faucets running while shaving or rinsing dishes.
e) Operate clothes washers and dishwashers only when fully loaded.
f) Use showers for bathing, rather than bathtub, and limit showers to no more than four minutes.
g) Use disposable and biodegradable dishes.
h) Limit hours of operation of water-cooled air conditioners.
i) Delay new landscape work until the water shortage has ended.
2. The following voluntary conservation measures are encouraged and recommended for commercial users, public buildings, institutions, etc.:
a) Limit lawn and shrubbery watering to that which is necessary for plants to survive.
b) Limit vehicle washing to the minimum.
c) Do not wash down outside areas such as sidewalks, parking lots, service bays or aprons, etc.