Are residents in danger of running out of water?

County Answer: Excessive demands typically manifest themselves in the form of low pressure, not the complete absence of water. There is sufficient capacity for all necessary potable water needs. Irrigation is what drives the water system production to levels near the system capacity and that can be controlled. Alerts are issued based on what percentage of the water system's water production capacity is being used. Implementing a Stage 1 Conservation Alert now allows for sufficient time, prior to the Memorial Day holiday and higher temperatures, to reduce demands to manageable levels. Whether or not demand levels reach thresholds to trigger a Stage 2 or Stage 3 Conservation Alert depends on customers' conservation efforts, weather, and the available raw water supply coming from the LCFWSA's Kings Bluff Water Pump Station to the Northwest Water Treatment Plant.

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1. What is causing this water shortage?
2. How long is the stage 1 conservation effort expected to last?
3. Are residents in danger of running out of water?
4. What triggers the need for water conservation? What would trigger a stage 2 alert and what would be the effects then?
5. Has the increased growth in Brunswick County created water shortage issues?
6. Can you tell me a bit about where the county gets its water? Is LCFWSA the main source? Are there others?
7. Do you know if drought affects the amount of water LCFWSA can draw from the CF River?
8. Are there any updates on the additional pipeline LCFWSA is adding? When it is scheduled to go online, etc.?