Water Shortage Alert In Effect For Portions Of Laurel County

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email
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A Water Shortage Alert has been issued for residents of Laurel Water District #2.

The Water Shortage Alert establishes a mandatory water usage reduction of at least 20%. The Water Shortage Alert also establishes an excessive water usage charge of $5.50 per 1,000 gallons, a fine of up to $250.00, up to ninety days imprisonment, and/or termination of water service.

All non-essential water usage is now prohibited. Examples of non-essential water usage include:

* Failure to repair a controllable water leak.

* Increasing water levels in scenic and recreational ponds and lakes except for minimum amounts required to support fish and wildlife.

* Fountains, reflecting pools and artificial waterfalls.

* Watering of annuals or non-woody plants, lawns, parks, golf course fairways, playing fields and other recreational areas.

* Washing sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts or other hard surface areas.

* Washing down buildings or structures for purpose other than immediate fire protection.

* Testing fire apparatus and fire department drills.

The Water Shortage Alert is in effect until further notice.

We will have more on this story tonight on Mountain News at Six.

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