Brunswick County is among several eastern North Carolina counties currently experiencing a severe drought.
It creates an unfortunate situation where crops, lawns and gardens need extra water, but it also puts strain on the local water system.
Current water usage throughout Brunswick County is almost at capacity. About 24 million gallons are being used by water customers each day. The county’s capacity is 30 million gallons per day.
If water usage continues at this level, the county will have no choice but to put mandatory restrictions in place.
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