Carthage is being pro-active by encouraging water conservation by a combination of mandatory and voluntary measures.
Businesses are required to stop watering their lawns.
Second-ward Alderman Gary Smith says the city is concerned since the level at the city's lake has fallen by five feet recently.
He expects businesses will honor the ban. Smith says, “We've had good luck in the past and I think we'll probably not have any problem this time.”Businesses that ignore the order could be subject to fines.
The Dudley Street Skate Park will have to wait for concrete ramps and other structures from a California manufacturer.
Park District Director Ray Peterson says those structures are expected to arrive September 16.
He says, “Unfortunately, when you make that order you get in line. And when you're dealing with the number one supplier in the United States, a few days makes a difference on when you got in line, apparently.”
Peterson also says the district cannot invoke a penalty clause in the contract with the manufacturer since the delay is just a matter of production.