Hi, everyone! The Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners have been invited by Charlotte Water to provide a short series of blog posts to explore ‘Xeriscaping’ in our gardens and discover which plants are more drought tolerant for the upcoming heat of summer. (additional articles: Drought Tolerant Flowers and Grasses, Drought Tolerant Shrubs and Perennials, and Top 10 Ways to Conserve Water In Your Garden)
We will provide you with the necessary tools to become a savvy gardener whose landscape will not just survive but thrive during periods of drought. Continue reading Have A Thriving Garden With Less Water
On July 1, we asked customers to reduce the discretionary use of water specifically by discontinuing residential car washing, refraining from filling and topping off pools and by limiting irrigation to two days a week. Continue reading Charlotte Water Staff Sighted Doing The Carlton.
In the beginning of August, Charlotte Water staff were shoring up resources and processes in preparation for escalation to Stage Two in September. Thanks to an increase in rain, see, rain dances really do work, we are still squarely in stage one. WOO HOO! Continue reading September 01, 2015 Drought Status Update
On August 6, the US Drought Monitor escalated local drought conditions in both severity and area for our region. However, Charlotte Water remains under voluntary water conservation recommendations. That doesn’t make sense, does it?!?? Well, it does, if you look at how we use our water and its source. Continue reading The U.S. Drought Monitor Says Severe, So Why is CLTWater Asking for Voluntary Conservation?