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Johnston County Public Utilities Encourages Water Conservation

June 18, 2024

For Immediate Release:


Smithfield, NC – The Johnston County Department of Public Utilities requests the cooperation of customers to ensure reliable water supply during the current period of hot, dry weather.  Irrigation usage in the County has created above normal water demands, and some of the County's main purchase supply sources are temporarily limited.

We ask that customers employ voluntary water conservation measures to limit non-essential water use. In addition, we would like to remind all customers of the County’s mandatory year-round conservation policy. The policy allows for alternate day irrigation for in-ground irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers based on the customer’s address. Odd number street addresses are allowed to water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays while even number street addresses are allowed to water on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. No irrigation is allowed on Mondays. Pool filling days should correspond with allowed irrigation days.

Visit the Public Utilities website for the full policy and water conservation suggestions. Please contact Johnston County Public Utilities at 919-989-5075 with any questions. We apologize for the inconvenience and sincerely appreciate your cooperation.