Water restrictions in effect for Southern Pines
For the second time in a little more than a month, Southern Pines has put in place mandatory water conservation measures after Drowning Creek, its principal water source, failed to meet daily discharge minimums. Violations can result in fines of up to five hundred dollars. The ban will stay in effect for thirty days or until the supply of water from Drowning Creek reaches an acceptable level for five consecutive days. An identical ban went into effect in Southern Pines on June 7th and was lifted a week later.