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April 21, 1996
In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, here are some tips on conserving water from RainSoft Water Treatment Systems:Don't run water while brushing your teeth, shaving or washing dishes. Running water uses five to 20 times as much.Use a sponge and bucket to wash your car.Inspect all plumbing for leaks.Install a low-flow shower head. Showers account for 32 percent of home water use. A $10 low-flow shower head cuts water usage and water heating costs in half.Put a displacement device in your toilet tank.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Nearly 2 million residents are being asked to conserve drinking water for the next three weeks so crews can complete "proactive" repairs to an aging water main in Southwest Baltimore that serves the region. Alfred H. Foxx, Baltimore's public works director, urged customers of Baltimore's regional water system to immediately begin taking conservation steps such as not washing clothes or watering lawns until after sunset or early in the morning. Foxx also warned that some residents of Southwest Baltimore and northern Anne Arundel and Howard counties may see a slight, temporary drop in water pressure on Thursday, and perhaps even a disruption in service, as crews prepare to replace three 16-foot sections of a 54-inch-diameter water main that serves those areas.
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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1998
Warning that a six-month drought could lead to "severe" water supply problems soon, the Maryland Department of the Environmental is asking Marylanders to conserve water.Streams, rivers, reservoirs and ground water are at below-normal levels across the state because of rainfall deficits over the past six months, MDE officials said. South-central Maryland has been hit hardest, with more than a foot less rain than normal. The Eastern Shore has seen a 10-inch deficit, while rainfall in Western Maryland has averaged 6 inches below normal during that period.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2010
Catonsville residents are being asked to conserve water this weekend as Department of Public Works crews repair a 20-inch water main Saturday night. The emergency repairs to the leaking main outside of the Catonsville Pumping Station on Powers Lane was scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Saturday and continue Sunday evening if necessary, with work anticipated for completion Monday morning, according to a Baltimore City Department of Public Works news release. If repairs are not completed overnight, the excavation area will be secured and the pumping station will be reactivated to allow the station water tanks to refill, keeping customers with service Sunday.
NEWS
By Lane Harvey Brown and Heather Dewar and Lane Harvey Brown and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | November 10, 2001
Wildfires continued to burn in western and northeastern Maryland yesterday, and the extremely dry conditions prompted Gov. Parris N. Glendening to issue the first statewide ban on open-air burning since 1998. The governor also asked residents in 10 counties to conserve water. At Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County, three fires have burned about 1,500 acres on restricted test ranges on the Aberdeen peninsula since last week, said Deputy Chief Robert C. Berry of APG Fire and Emergency Services.
NEWS
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Staff | October 13, 2002
It's beginning to seem like a waterless world. Even if it rains for 40 days and 40 nights, it feels as if we'll still be in a drought. Rainfall in the area is already more than 10 inches below normal for this year -- after a dry 2001--- and Baltimore's reservoirs have dropped to below 45 percent of their capacity. This is a problem on its way to becoming a disaster when you consider that the average American uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water a day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
NEWS
July 29, 2006
They're just like people. They kind of shut down when it gets this hot." -- KAREN ROSS, president of the California Association of Winegrape Growers, on why the state's heat wave may mean a slightly smaller harvest of wine grapes. When temperatures rise, vines stop growing to conserve water.
NEWS
July 21, 1991
Mayor W. Benjamin Brown again pleaded with city residents Friday to conserve water because of the drought.Residents seem to have not heeded the City Council's request two weeks ago to stop water usage outside, Brown said."
NEWS
May 30, 2006
Baltimore: NAACP Membership rally to be held Thursday The Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold a membership rally at noon Thursday to begin a monthlong drive for new members. The rally will be at the Enolia P. McMillan Building, 8 W. 26th St. The local NAACP is trying to sign up 1,000 new members. Southwest Repairs spur call to conserve water Baltimore's Department of Public Works is asking residents in certain Baltimore and Baltimore County ZIP codes to conserve water in conjunction with repair work in Southwest Baltimore.
NEWS
June 16, 2002
Let's all do our part to conserve water As you well know by now, Maryland is in a severe drought, and we must do all we can to conserve this precious resource. The weathermen can't "make" it rain; but we as a state can help to prevent any more unnecessary water loss. We can do that by conserving our valuable water. I am a sixth-grader at Sykesville Middle School in Carroll County. My inspiration for writing this has come from a movie we watched in my science teacher, Mrs. Ray's, class and from going to Outdoor School (Camp Hoshawha)
NEWS
By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,WEATHER BLOG | June 13, 2008
The Carroll County commissioners and mayors signed a voluntary water conservation resolution yesterday, the latest step in a continuing effort to guard against shortages. The resolution calls for a "Voluntary Water Conservation Stage" between April 1 and Oct. 1, during which measures would be taken such as reducing outdoor water use; limiting the washing of paved surfaces and vehicles; and installing water-saving devices on faucets, showers and toilets. "Carroll County again is taking the lead in moving forward, in doing something progressive ... and very lasting for the community," Commissioner Julia Walsh Gouge said.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | October 6, 2007
Falling groundwater levels and scant stream flow brought on by months of scarce rain led Maryland officials to announce a "drought watch" for 15 central and eastern counties yesterday, calling on residents there to save water whenever possible. "There is a need to be concerned, and to look at water conservation, and to see how each individual in the state can help in conserving water," said Robert Ballinger, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment. The watch is the first, voluntary stage of a state plan that could lead to mandatory restrictions on water consumption if the drought persists.
NEWS
July 29, 2006
They're just like people. They kind of shut down when it gets this hot." -- KAREN ROSS, president of the California Association of Winegrape Growers, on why the state's heat wave may mean a slightly smaller harvest of wine grapes. When temperatures rise, vines stop growing to conserve water.
NEWS
May 30, 2006
Baltimore: NAACP Membership rally to be held Thursday The Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold a membership rally at noon Thursday to begin a monthlong drive for new members. The rally will be at the Enolia P. McMillan Building, 8 W. 26th St. The local NAACP is trying to sign up 1,000 new members. Southwest Repairs spur call to conserve water Baltimore's Department of Public Works is asking residents in certain Baltimore and Baltimore County ZIP codes to conserve water in conjunction with repair work in Southwest Baltimore.
NEWS
January 22, 2006
Central City lifts water-use restrictions Westminster has lifted voluntary water restrictions after significant rainfall in recent weeks. The city's water system had been on "yellow" status, and residents were asked to conserve water. As of Jan. 10, the water system was moved to "green," or "conservation" status. City officials request that residents continue to conserve water. Information: 410-848-9002. Pastors group to meet Tuesday The Westminster Ministerium will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Westminster Church of the Brethren, Bond Street and Park Place.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2004
Concerned about increased use of public water, Carroll County officials are calling for conservation from residents in South Carroll, the county's most populous and largest water service area. Officials want to exercise caution because daily demand for water jumped nearly 400,000 gallons to 2.6 million gallons during the week of May 23, which was unseasonably hot. Despite milder temperatures last week, usage has not returned to lower numbers. The county would like to maintain average daily use at about 2.3 million gallons.
NEWS
By From staff reports | October 18, 2003
In Anne Arundel Water conservation urged over weekend after main break ANNAPOLIS - Public water customers in Howard County and northwest Anne Arundel County have been asked to conserve water this weekend after a water main break in Baltimore County. For those in the northwest region of Anne Arundel, outdoor water use has been prohibited. Residents have also been asked to conserve water for cooking and bathing. Although water from other parts of Anne Arundel County has been redirected to the northwest region, residents in ZIP codes 21076, 20724, 21144, 20794, 21225, 21090, 21240, 20701 and 21077 could notice a decrease in water pressure until repairs are made, officials said.
NEWS
By Dennis Bishop and Dennis Bishop,Special to the Sun | September 29, 2002
Q. Should we continue to water perennials through the fall to help them survive the drought? Or does watering not matter as much when plants are beginning to go dormant? A. Most of your plants will surely benefit from some early fall watering. While it is true that most plants slow their growth during periods of extended heat and drought, most perennials will not enter winter dormancy until late fall. I would definitely discontinue watering at that time. Between now and then, you will have to balance the needs or your perennials with both your desire to conserve water and the requirements of the state water restrictions.
NEWS
By From staff reports | October 18, 2003
In Anne Arundel Water conservation urged over weekend after main break ANNAPOLIS - Public water customers in Howard County and northwest Anne Arundel County have been asked to conserve water this weekend after a water main break in Baltimore County. For those in the northwest region of Anne Arundel, outdoor water use has been prohibited. Residents have also been asked to conserve water for cooking and bathing. Although water from other parts of Anne Arundel County has been redirected to the northwest region, residents in ZIP codes 21076, 20724, 21144, 20794, 21225, 21090, 21240, 20701 and 21077 could notice a decrease in water pressure until repairs are made, officials said.
NEWS
April 11, 2003
Commissioners lift water restrictions in South Carroll The Carroll commissioners lifted drought restrictions yesterday on county water customers in South Carroll. The restrictions, which had been in place since the summer, prohibited residents from watering outside more than every other day. But with Liberty Reservoir replenished and other surrounding governments lifting watering bans, the restrictions no longer seemed necessary, said Douglas Myers, the county's director of public works.
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