Turning Off Sprinklers

1 decade 4 years 22 hours ago Friday, August 04 2006 Aug 4, 2006 Friday, August 04, 2006 6:45:06 PM CDT August 04, 2006 in News

Another pond is drying up in Wardsville, hurting Cole Stockman's fishing.

"It's not very good," he said. "The fish are at the bottom, looking for the colder water."

Even though there's not much water, Cole's grandmother, City Clerk Shirley Stockman, said Wardsville has been lucky so far.

"We are pumping about the same in July," she explained. "What we pumped is what we pumped in June. We're about the same but, since we haven't had any rain for months, that's why we put the ban on."

So, Wardsville, like Jefferson City, wants even-numbered addresses to water only on even-numbered dates, while odd-numbered addresses water only on odd-numbered dates. Stockman said Wardsville isn't in danger of running out of water, but she'd rather be safe than sorry.

"I'd say 4-6 inches of rain is what we'd need to bring us back to what we're supposed to be," Stockman added.

Cole County Water Districts 1 and 2 also are restricting water use, and Taos officials will consider restrictions when they meet next Tuesday.

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