Stage two restrictions imposed in Holly Springs

June 14, 2008 9:00:00 PM PDT
Two Wake County towns are easing off emergency watering restrictions, but restrictions will remain in Holly Springs.

A Harnett County water line that provides the main supply to the two Wake County towns ruptured Sunday morning, prompting officials to put up signs issuing warnings and instructing residents that water be used only for the purposes of drinking and preparing food.

Holly Springs and Fuquay are currently getting water from Raleigh. Fuquay is also getting water from Johnston County.

Fuquay-Varina residents can now water outdoors if they like, the town's mayor tells Eyewitness News Tuesday morning. Mayor John Byrne says things are "back to normal" in town.

The town's Stage Two restrictions are in effect. That means outdoor watering using a sprinkler or an irrigation system is allowed. Even numbered homes can water on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Odd numbered homes can water on Thursdays and Sundays from 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

However, car washing at home for Holly Springs residents is NOT allowed.

Byrne says residents can now water indoors and outdoors in the same manner that they could prior to the break.

"All indoor water use restrictions have been lifted now," Holly Springs town spokesperson Mark Andrews said. "People are free to take showers, wash clothes, wash dishes, anything indoors is okay."

In both towns, signs were posted and some workers went door-to-door over the weekend to inform residents of the situation, but some people told Eyewitness News they were just learning something was amiss late Monday afternoon.


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