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Carteret, Craven, Pender, Onslow, and New Hanover Counties - Experiencing Moderate Drought Conditions. Please Conserve Water

Jun 04, 2019
This week, the state officials announced that much of Southeastern North Carolina was under a moderate drought. Depending on conditions and community response to the Conservation Advisory, restrictions could be reduced or escalated. 

The North Carolina Drought Advisory issued by the Drought Management Advisory Council has been updated to reflect drought conditions on May 28, 2019 indicated on the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor of North Carolina.  Until further notice, the NCDMAC strongly urges the implementation of drought response actions, for all water users located in or dependent on water resources from the areas of the state experiencing the drought conditions.

Carolina Water Service, Inc. of North Carolina (CWSNC) customers are encouraged to conserve water in the eastern North Carolina counties of Carteret, Pender, Onslow, and New Hanover.  Check out our website for tips on how you can save water indoors and outdoors at this link: https://www.myutility.us/CarolinaWaterServiceNC/about-us/media-room/cws-of-nc/2019/05/24/tips-for-water-conservation

Below are the counties and the stage advisories for each county:
Areas of Carteret County are under a Stage 1 Advisory - D1 - Moderate Drought
  • Some damage to crops, pastures
  • Some water shortages developing
  • Voluntary water-use restrictions requested
Areas of Craven County are under a Stage 1 Advisory - D1 - Moderate Drought
  • Some damage to crops, pastures
  • Some water shortages developing
  • Voluntary water-use restrictions requested
Pender County is under a Stage 1 advisory - D1 - Moderate Drought
  • Some damage to crops, pastures
  • Some water shortages developing
  • Voluntary water-use restrictions requested
New Hanover County is under a Stage 1 advisory - - D1 - Moderate Drought
  • Some damage to crops, pastures
  • Some water shortages developing
  • Voluntary water-use restrictions requested
Onslow County is under a Stage 1 advisory - D1 - Moderate Drought
  • Some damage to crops, pastures
  • Some water shortages developing
  • Voluntary water-use restrictions requested

For more information on drought conditions, please go to the North Carolina Drought Information page at https://www.drought.gov/drought/states/north-carolina