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Town of Ranlo obtains water from the City of Gastonia. The City of Gastonia has issued a notice of voluntary water conservation. Therefore residents of Ranlo are required to follow the City of Gastonia directives. Please see the press release below. Your corporation is greatly appreciated.

July 20, 2015

City joining other area municipalities in urging voluntary water conservation beginning today

The City of Gastonia, along with other municipalities and large water providers in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin, will begin officially urging voluntary water conservation to its customers today at the request of the Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG), coordinated by Duke Energy. CW-DMAG announced the change in the drought status from Stage 0 (watch) to Stage 1 (voluntary conservation) this morning.

The City’s Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance (Section 14-814 of the Gastonia Municipal Code of Ordinances) requires that the City Manager inform the public and City Council when water conservation is needed.

In Gastonia, Stage 1 voluntary water conservation is aimed at reducing water usage by three to five percent by both residential and commercial water users. Examples of voluntary reductions are: reducing lawn watering to two days per week; encouraging the use of flow restriction devices in homes and businesses where feasible; and requesting that residents and business owners wash their vehicles at facilities that recycle wash water.

The CW-DMAG elevated the need for water conservation from a Stage 0 (watch) status, to Stage 1 level (voluntary conservation) because the region’s water supply from the Catawba-Wateree system of lakes continues to be affected by a shortage of rain and abnormally high temperatures. The long-range weather forecasts and drought projections suggest a continuing deterioration of water storage in the Catawba-Wateree Basin, which may prompt CW-DMAG to declare Stage 2, or mandatory restrictions, sometime in August. The City of Gastonia will notify its water customers of any change in the official drought status.