Lawn Watering Restrictions Lifted for Wake Forest Residents

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Wake Forest residents are now free to water whenever they want.

The Raleigh City Council voted on May 1 to end the lawn watering restrictions that have been in place since the 2007 drought, which saw Falls Lake – Raleigh’s main water source – dip to its lowest levels since the lake was created by an earthen dam in the late 1970s.

Wake Forest residents whose homes are connected to the public water supply have received their water from the City of Raleigh since the two municipalities merged their water systems in 2005. Water use rules and rates are set by the Raleigh City Council.

The restrictions, which ended Tuesday, used to limit hose-end sprinklers to twice a day for three days per week, and in-ground sprinklers to once a day for three days per week.

The Wake Forest Board of Commissioners took the restrictions further than the City of Raleigh and voted unanimously in May 2008. The Board revisited the issue last year and the vote was 5-4 to uphold the ban. No new in-ground sprinklers are allowed under the current regulations.

Timothy J. Lavallee

Timothy J. Lavallee

Timothy J. Lavallee lives in Wake Forest. He is a married father of a son, a daughter, and a rescued boxer dog named Belle. He is the co-founder of Destination Wake Forest.

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