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Somerset issues water advisory

Working in his garden is how Jeff Ridner likes to pass the time.

"Well I've put one here every year, for the last eight years," said Ridner, who has a lot to look after.

"It's a lot of work, we just got 22-dozen (ear) of corn out of it."

With out any significant rainfall, all of Ridner's hard work may be in jeopardy.

"Well it's starting to dry up," said the avid gardner, "If we'd had rain instead of 22-dozen of corn, we'd have 40-dozen."

Other "green thumbs" like Katie Gover are also feeling the strain of no rain.

"The yard is dried out and crunchy. Some of the foliage, even on the evergreens, are starting to turn brown," described Gover.

Whether it's working in a garden or just trying to keep the yard green, now people in Somerset are being asked to watch how much water they use. The new voluntary water restriction asks people to minimize sprinkling lawns, filling up pools, and washing their cars.

"It's a very, very bad sign, especially when you have a lot of plants and shrubbery in your yard. It's kind of hurts to watch them turn brown," stated Gover, "I will have a lot plants die out."

Now with the water shortage looming, Gover says she'll just have to step back and watch what happens next.

"I'll just kind of have to let nature take it's course and pray for rain, and more rain."

In the month of June, parts of Pulaski County saw less than an inch of rain. The city says the advisory impacts customers of Somerset Water, Science Hill Water, Eubank Water, Southeastern Water Association and Western Pulaski Water.


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