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Commissioners hold off on imposing watering fines

July 25, 2006

Albany-- We're all under statewide watering restrictions but in Albany there's not much to force you to abide by them.

City commissioners were expected to vote on fines for violators but they decided to hold off until they hear from water experts. Many homeowners have complained to Water, Gas and Light about their neighbors breaking the ban.

Some commissioners feel tougher fines may not be necessary just yet. They want to evaluate how serious the drought is.

"A gentleman from Water Policy contacted Commissioner Langstaff and indicated there was some considerations beyond those presented by staff and suggested that a final decision be postponed until he had an opportunity to address the commission," says City Commissioner Bo Dorough.  

Commissioners may vote on the proposal next month. Restrictions are still in place. Odd numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Even numbered addresses can water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. No one is supposed to water between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.

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