Tuesday, April 23, 2024

As drought conditions persist, Brunswick County issues Stage 1 water conservation alert

Increased demand from Memorial Day Weekend stressed the Cape Fear region's water systems, with Brunswick County issuing a Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert Tuesday evening.

All Brunswick County residents who consume public water are now under an official Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert. (Port City Daily/File photo)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — After issuing a “use water wisely” notice Sunday afternoon, Brunswick County Public Utilities followed up Tuesday with an official Stage 1 Water Conversation Alert.

Over Memorial Day Weekend, water demand in Brunswick County exceeded 90% of the county’s production and distribution capacity — a Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert is triggered when demand exceeds 80%.

Related: With record demands, all Brunswick County water consumers under ‘use water wisely’ notice

Monthly drought conditions paired with increased visitors increased demand on the county’s system, according to the Tuesday alert.

Brunswick County Utilities has not responded to multiple requests to comment since Friday when first asked about regional water pressure issues.

Water conservation activities are voluntary. The alert does not apply to private well owners. Brunswick County asks water consumers to limit nonessential water use to after nightfall, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Read the county’s full alert and list of suggested conservation measures below:

Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert by Johanna Ferebee on Scribd

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