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Concord Water Restrictions and Allowances
Posted on Feb 20th, 2009

This information was taken from the City of Concord website:
Water Restrictions
 
Water Use Restrictions Modifications
last ammended: Tuesday, December 02, 2008
 
As a result of the gradual recovery of our water supplies we are able to continue to allow customers an additional day of outdoor residential landscape irrigation on Tuesdays, until further notice. While lake and stream flows are at or near normal, we will continue to monitor water levels in the event they fall below accepted levels. The improvements give us comfort in allowing additional outdoor water use for customers considering to reestablish their lawns or install new plants.
 
Therefore, water use restrictions for customers of Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Landis and Mount Pleasant are amended effective immediately. These restrictions apply to the use of water sold by these municipalities.
 
The following activities are permitted on an on-going basis:
 
• The operation or topping off of ornamental fountains.
 
The following activities are permitted only on Tuesdays and Saturdays within the 24 hour time frame each day:
 
• Residential car washing will be allowed using a hand-held hose
 
or pressure washer, both equipped with a spring-loaded nozzle.
 
• Residential use of water for wash down of outside areas using a
 
hand-held hose or pressure washer, both equipped with a spring-loaded nozzle.
 
• Watering of trees, flowers, shrubs, ornamental plants and
 
vegetable gardens for plant preservation using a hand-held hose equipped with a spring-loaded nozzle.
 
• Lawn irrigation using any type of system shall be permitted
 
(in-ground systems, soaker hoses, oscillating sprinklers, etc).
 
• The filling of ornamental fountains.
 
The following activities will be allowed under the modifications to the Level III Mandatory Water Restrictions:
 
• Irrigation services may be installed and activated.
 
• Filling of swimming pools by permit. Topping off of previously
 
filled pools is still acceptable at any time.
 
• Pressure washing businesses with an appropriate privilege
 
license are still allowed to use water for their normal business activities at any time. These businesses will continue to ensure that the waste of water does not occur.
 
ALL OTHER RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN EFFECT.
 
These modifications are in compliance with the Concord/Kannapolis Interbasin Transfer Certificate and with the guidelines set forth by Duke Management Advisory Group. We appreciate the continued efforts of our citizens to conserve water and encourage our citizens to remain diligent in their conservation efforts. Customers are reminded to pursue projects cautiously given the persistent drought conditions that we have experienced and should remain aware of current water use restrictions as published. The above amendments to our Level III Mandatory Water Restrictions for all City of Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Landis and Mount Pleasant customers will become effective immediately.