Are residents in danger of running out of water?

Excessive demands typically manifest themselves in the form of low pressure, not the complete absence of water. There is sufficient capacity for all necessary potable water needs. Irrigation is what drives the water system production to levels near the system capacity and that can be controlled. Alerts are issued based on what % of the water system's water production capacity is being used. Implementing a Stage 1 Conservation Alert now allows for sufficient time, prior to the Memorial Day holiday and higher temperatures, to reduce demands to manageable levels. Whether or demand levels reach thresholds to trigger a Stage 2 or Stage 3 Conservation Alert depends on customers' conservation efforts, weather, and the available raw water supply coming from the LCFWSA's Kings Bluff Water Pump Station for the Northwest Water Treatment Plant.

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1. What is causing this water shortage?
2. How long is the stage 1 conservation effort expected to last?
3. Are residents in danger of running out of water?
4. What triggers the need for water conservation and what are the stages?
5. Has the increased growth in Brunswick County created water shortage issues?