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20 August 2007
City of Jacksonville
Issues Mandatory Tighter Water Restrictions

According to an article in the August 18th edition of the Anniston Star, written by Steve Ivey, a staff writer for the Star, mandatory tighter water restrictions go into effect for the City of Jacksonville today:

Citing “alarmingly low flows” from its main water sources at Germania Springs and Big Spring, the City of Jacksonville has issued tighter water restrictions that will begin Monday.

Notification of the new restrictions was issued by Mayor Johnny Smith.

Ivey states "Chris Patterson, water works plant manager in Jacksonville, said Germania Springs normally can produce up to 3 million gallons of water per day. This week, production has been about half that."

“When we had 100-degree weather and no rain at all, people really upped their water use,” Patterson said. “The evaporation has caused this whole situation the past two weeks.”

To view the mandatory tighter water restrictions issued by the City of Jacksonville going into effect today, see the article "Tighter Water Restrictions to Begin Monday" at The Anniston Star's website: .

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