Concord & Kannapolis relax water restrictions

The following is a news release issued by the cities of Concord and Kannapolis

As a result of the continued recovery of our water supplies we are able to further amend our water use restrictions allowing customers an additional day of outdoor residential landscape irrigation on Tuesdays, until November 30, 2008.  While lake and stream flows are at or near normal, we will continue to monitor water levels in the event they fall below excepted levels. The improvements give us comfort in allowing additional outdoor water use for customers considering to reestablish their lawns or install new plants.  Since our previous amendment to our water use restrictions we observed less than a one percent change to our overall system demands that is largely attributed to the efforts of our customers to ensure conservation of our water resources.

Therefore, water use restrictions for customers of Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Landis and Mount Pleasant are amended effective immediately.  These restrictions apply to the use of water sold by these municipalities.

The following activities are permitted only on Tuesdays and Saturdays within the 24 hour time frame each day:  

  • Residential car washing will be allowed using a hand-held hose

or pressure washer, both equipped with a spring-loaded nozzle.

  • Residential use of water for wash down of outside areas using a

hand-held hose or pressure washer, both equipped with a spring-loaded nozzle.

  • Watering of trees, flowers, shrubs, ornamental plants and

vegetable gardens for plant preservation using a hand-held hose equipped with a spring-loaded nozzle.

  • Lawn irrigation using any type of system shall be permitted

(in-ground systems, soaker hoses, oscillating sprinklers, etc).

The following activities will be allowed under the modifications to the Level III Mandatory Water Restrictions:

  • Irrigation services may be installed and activated
  • Filling of swimming pools by permit.  Topping off of previously

filled pools is still acceptable at any time.

  • Pressure washing businesses with an appropriate privilege

license are still allowed to use water for their normal business activities at any time.  These businesses will continue to ensure that the waste of water does not occur.


These modifications are in compliance with the Concord/Kannapolis Interbasin Transfer Certificate and with the guidelines set forth by Duke Management Advisory Group.   We appreciate the continued efforts of our citizens to conserve water and encourage our citizens to remain diligent in their conservation efforts.  Customers are reminded to pursue projects cautiously given the persistent drought conditions that we have experienced and should remain aware of current water use restrictions as published.  The above amendments to our Level III Mandatory Water Restrictions for all City of Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Landis and Mount Pleasant customers will become effective immediately.