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STAFFORD, Va. -- Mandatory water restrictions have begun in
Stafford County, where the levels in the county's two reservoirs have
been dropping during the ongoing drought.
County administrator Steve Crosby said in a statement that
Stafford County has 139 days of water left.
Under the mandatory restrictions, the county is banning watering
of lawns except for those that are newly seeded and athletic fields.
Trees, bushes and other landscaping may be watered only with a bucket
or a hose equipped with a handheld spray nozzle.
Violators could be fined or have their water service suspended.
Stafford's Board of Supervisors declared a water-supply emergency
last month, which gave Crosby authority to impose the mandatory
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