Wednesday, July 24, 2024

H2GO issues conservation alert

H2GO issues a conservation alert for irrigation use among its customers. (Port City Daily/File)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A regional water utility is asking its customer base to restrict irrigation.

Brunswick Regional Water & Sewer H2GO issued a stage one water conservation alert Wednesday. This happens when the water system reaches 80% of its capacity over a seven-day average.

According to a release from H2GO, the issue has been triggered by excessive customer irrigation; it’s almost doubled demand on the water system. The utility has put into effect, until further notice, restrictions. It includes spray irrigation limited to no more than two days per week, with even-numbered property addresses allowed usage on Wednesdays and Sundays and odd numbers on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

As well, H2GO encourages the use of rain and soil moisture sensors to reduce unnecessary irrigation.

“For properly managed southern turf-grasses, 1-inch of water per week is adequate,” a release indicates. “Irrigation systems should only be used to supplement weekly rainfall totals.” 

H2GO issues alerts to ensure public health, safety, and welfare of customers and establish short and long-term conservation strategies.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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