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Drought restrictions wash away

(Published April 7, 2009)

STEELE CREEK— For the first time since Aug. 28, 2007, Mecklenburg County residents are free of water-use restrictions.

The decision was made today following improved Low Inflow Protocal conditions to Stage 1 released by the Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group. "The drought and restrictions leave us quietly, but this was really a huge response to a tough situation and everyone did their part,” said Maeneen Klein, water conservation manager for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities.

Restrictions in other areas surrounding Lake Wylie, such as York and Gaston counties, had not been changed as of early Tuesday.

For more information, read the April 14 Lake Wylie Pilot.