Rock Hill schools following mandate, officials say

Officials in the Rock Hill school district want to get the word out that they aren't violating city water restrictions.

Elaine Baker, spokeswoman for the district, said the concern stems from several calls to the city's water hotline criticizing administrators for watering school lawns.

Baker said most of the district's schools use well water.

The three that use city water for lawns, Rock Hill High School, Northwestern High School and Rawlinson Road Middle School, are following the city's water rules.

The lawns at all other schools are watered using the district-owned wells and are not subject to water restrictions.

Baker said she would like to get some signs put up this week so people are aware of the situation.

-- Jessica Schonberg