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WASHINGTON -- Unusually dry weather has prompted the
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to ask area businesses
and residents to conserve water.
Regional officials are asking people to limit the watering of
lawns and shrubs; use a broom instead of a hose to clean sidewalks;
limit showers to under five minutes; and wash only full loads of
dishes and clothes.
Officials say the Potomac River's water supply remains adequate,
but that other reservoirs such as Lake Manassas and Beaverdam in
Virginia are below normal.
The Council of Governments says precipitation in the Washington
area over the past month is 50 to 75 percent below normal and has
dropped more than five inches below normal over the past 90 days.
The dry weather already has led Loudoun County to declare a water
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