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Water ban in Lee County

July 12, 2006

Lee County-- Some people in south Georgia's fastest growing county can no longer water their lawns.

The Lee County Utilities Authority issued a lawn irrigation ban for its 15,000 customers effective immediately. The ban is a result of rapid growth and dry weather. The county has gone from pumping 29 million gallons of water at the end of March to already 60 million gallons at the end of June. 

So now they're having trouble meeting demand. Until August 5th, only customers who have a garden or have planted sod in the last 45 days will be allowed to water.  

"Our first priority is safe drinking water. Second is to have enough water to put out a fire," says Lee County Utilities Authority GM Chris Boswell.

The ban will allow the county time to complete restoration of an old well that will pump another 500 gallons of water per minute. A new well will be drilled by the end of the year that will pump 1,000 gallons per minute.

Anyone caught breaking the ban will get a written warning. A second offense will result in a $250 fine and loss of water services.  

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