Fort Mill Times

News in Brief - October 1, 2008

Watering restrictions eased

Just in time for the fall planting season, homeowners in the Town of Fort Mill can water their yards twice a week - on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The City of Tega Cay is expected to discuss easing its water restrictions this week, too.

A regional drought committee gave the OK to relax watering rules last week after reporting improved lake levels along the Catawba River. Charlotte already made the change.

Residents in unincorporated parts of Fort Mill Township in York County will have to wait until Monday to find out if they will be allowed to water more often. The York County Council is scheduled to consider easing restrictions as part of its regularly scheduled meeting.

Lancaster County remains in Stage 3 Drought conditions despite recent rain, but restrictions on resident's water use have been eased, too. Lawn watering, car washing and pool filling are now allowed on Tuesdays and Saturdays for odd numbered addresses and Thursdays and

Sundays for even numbered addresses. The watering day begins and ends at midnight.

Forum on drinking water scheduled

Indian Land residents are invited to join representatives of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to discuss the issues surrounding the drinking water in Lancaster County.

The drinking water in Lancaster County has had higher than allowable levels of trihalomethanes for more than a year. Officials at the Catawba River Water Treatment Plant have been working to fix the problem and last month the levels of trihalomethanes dropped into an acceptable range, they said.

The forum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Indian Land Elementary School.

Free clinic taking applications

Palmetto Volunteers in Medicine Free Clinic opened last week to begin accepting applications for patients. Call 366-6337 to schedule appointments and obtain information on eligibility requirements.

Patients must live in York County, have no medical insurance, and meet income eligibility guidelines. The clinic is located at 235 S. Herlong Ave. Rock Hill.

New coupon books help the TCFD

The Tega Cay Volunteer Fire Department has a new supply of Citipass coupon books for sale. The coupons, including two-for-one deals, are good until Nov. 30, 2009. Local restaurants and retailers such as Home Depot and Dicks are included. Citipass books cost $25. Fifty percent of the proceeds goes to the fire department. To purchase a book, call Bill Fenton at 548-6206.

- Staff reports

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