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Water restrictions reduced to level 5

Contact Information:

Joey Schiebel, Interim Director of Public Utilities

Office: (804) 633-4390 or email – jschiebel@co.caroline.va.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2011

MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

IN Caroline county REDUCED TO LEVEL 5

Carmel Church/Ladysmith Areas– Conditions with the Caroline County Department of Public Utilities water system have improved enough as of Friday, June 3 to warrant lowering restrictions from Level 6 Emergency Restrictions to Level 5 Very High Restrictions effective immediately.  The difference between Level 6 and Level 5 restrictions is that commercial car and truck washes are now able to operate.  In addition, existing pools and spas may be filled.  New pools and spas cannot be filled.

Level 5 restrictions include:

–Watering of lawns & gardens prohibited

–Washing vehicles prohibited; cleaning only to be carried out on windows, mirrors, lights and spot removing corrosive substances using a bucket.

–Cleaning paved areas prohibited unless required for health and safety reasons

–Existing pools and spas can only be filled with a bucket filled directly from a tap.  Filling existing pools and spas above 1,000 gallons requires permission from Public Utilities

Affected residential subdivisions include Lake Caroline, Ladysmith Village, Pendleton and Belmont.

A boil water notice previously in effect as a precautionary measure was lifted on June 1.  Test results confirmed that no health risk to customers ever existed.

We regret the inconvenience caused and appreciate the patience and cooperation of our customers.

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