As reported 28 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, June 22, 1977:
Water ordinance enacted
Citing a directive from the State Water Control Board that gives the county 90 days to correct water shortage problems, County Commissioner Dillard Watkins announced that the treatment plant must be enlarged.
He introduced an ordinance authorizing restrictions on water use in emergency situations.
The ordinance, which commissioners adopted unanimously, establishes permits for filling of swimming pools and water tanks or trucks and provides penalties for violations. County Attorney Rowland Dye said the codification will save on attorney fees and reduce litigation fees.
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