water conservation http://tspr.org en Carthage Lake Level Continues to Drop http://tspr.org/post/carthage-lake-level-continues-drop <p>Carthage&#39;s water conservation measures have not stabilized the level of the city&#39;s lake reservoir.<br /><br />Second Ward Alderman Gary Smith says the measures have reduced water consumption since they were enacted last month.<br /><br />He says, &ldquo;Before it (got) to be critical, we started saving, trying to have conservation. It&#39;s been real good. The usage is down significantly.&rdquo;<br /> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:37:25 +0000 James Lenz 20046 at http://tspr.org Carthage Lake Level Continues to Drop Carthage Starts Water Conservation http://tspr.org/post/carthage-starts-water-conservation <p>Carthage is being pro-active by encouraging water conservation by a combination of mandatory and voluntary measures.<br /><br />Businesses are required to stop watering their lawns.<br /><br />Second-ward Alderman Gary Smith says the city is concerned since the level at the city&#39;s lake has fallen by five feet recently.<br /><br />He expects businesses will honor the ban. Smith says, &ldquo;We&#39;ve had good luck in the past and I think we&#39;ll probably not have any problem this time.&rdquo;Businesses that ignore the order could be subject to fines.<br /> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:28:07 +0000 James Lenz 18912 at http://tspr.org Carthage Starts Water Conservation