City of Camden Recommends Voluntary Water Conservation

The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG) announced continued dry weather conditions and above-average temperatures have placed the Catawba-Wateree River Basin in Drought Stage 1.

Stage 1 is the second of five drought stages and recommends voluntary water conservation by water users across the Basin, which runs from the North Carolina mountains to the Wateree Dam.

As a user of the Basin, the City of Camden asks its water customers to voluntarily eliminate non-essential water use and limit discretionary uses like lawn irrigation to twice per week during off peak hours (10 pm – 6 am).  According to the City’s ordinance, the goal during Stage 1 is to achieve a reduction of 3-5% in water use. 

Below average rainfall is scheduled through the fall.  The City of Camden, along with the CW-DMAG, will continue monitoring the drought conditions and work collectively to protect the water supply and other uses of the Catawba-Wateree River.

For more information, please contact the City of Camden Public Works Department at 803-425-6045.