Water levels dropping, restrictions in place

By Gene Petriello - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmonders may be the next to face voluntary water restrictions.

That just adds to the long list of other areas already facing mandatory restrictions, including Chesterfield County. If we don't get any more rain soon, voluntary restrictions could be in place in Richmond by tomorrow!

The drought is so bad, the water level right now at Lake Chesdin is the lowest its ever been.

In Chesterfield - everyone will be under restrictions starting on Wednesday, and they will be under an odd-even schedule. Odd numbered homes can water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Even numbers can water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

There is no watering on Monday.

The rules are slightly different in the other places affected. Petersburg is enforcing their rules now. Colonial Heights and Dinwiddie could start enforcement any day now.

Richmond leaders are keeping a close eye on the James. If the rain doesn't start piling up, the city may be voluntarily asking you to conserve as much water as you can.

To find out how your neighborhood is impacted, click on Drought Water under the weather page at NBC12.com.

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