Water System ‘Maxed’

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 16, 2012

Davie County officials are asking water customers to conserve water.
Assistant County Manager Jim Stockert told county commissioners on Monday night that the Sparks Road treatment plant is running 24 hours a day and the Cooleemee plant 22 hours a day to keep up with demand.
Stockert said that voluntary conservation could keep the county from taking mandatory measures.
“It sounds to me like we’re just about maxed out,” said Board Chair Carl Humphrey.
“That makes me nervous,” said Commissioner Ken White.
County Manager Beth Dirks said rate increases that go into effect on Jan. 1 are designed to get the water/sewer fund on a “break even” level. As an enterprise fund, those services are paid for by users and not tax revenues …