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Appomattox River water customers asked to conserve

Tuesday - 6/28/2011, 9:15am  ET

MATOACA, Va. (AP) - The Appomattox River Water Authority is asking customers to conserve water because Lake Chesdin's levels have dropped.

Media outlets report that the authority enacted voluntary water conservation on Monday.

Authority Executive Director Chris Dawson says Lake Chesdin's water levels have fallen 12 inches. The lake has a 300-day supply of water.

Mandatory water conservation will be imposed if the lake drops to a 200-day supply.

Voluntary conservation measures include watering lawns on alternate days and limiting washing noncommercial vehicles to two days per week.

The authority supplies drinking water to portions of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George counties, and all of Petersburg and Colonial Heights


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