The Caldwell County Commissioners have signed an Emergency Drought Order Declaration. The Commissioners are asking the County citizens for a voluntary reduction of water usage. Citizens are reminded that while household, livestock and personal water usage is permitted, outdoor water usage including yard and garden needs to be voluntarily reduced or eliminated. Citizens who live in a local jurisdiction with mandatory water restrictions already in place need to follow those restrictions.
Additionally, County citizens are reminded due to ongoing extremely dry conditions and high fire dangers, the County-wide outdoor burn ban is still in effect until further notice.