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The City/County Utility Commission is lifting the voluntary water conservation measures it implemented last summer but is urging residents to continue to use water responsibly.

Utilities Director David Saunders said that the move was prompted by the water supply. "The Yadkin River is flowing at more than 20 times our daily water demand, and the Kerr Scott Reservoir is at full capacity," Saunders said. "Based on this, the Utilities Division determined that it was no longer necessary to maintain the voluntary water conservation measures that have been in place since the fall."

Residents should continue to use water responsibly by repairing leaky faucets and leaking toilets, using low-flow showerheads, and following other common-sense measures that not only save water, but reduce their water bill.


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