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Claremont considering water restrictions to combat drought

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There are water woes for another community in our region.

In Claremont, New Hampshire the Sugar River is pumped into the city water supply during peak demand.  And while city officials say the reservoirs are not at critically low levels, the river is. So, officials are asking Claremont residents to limit water use on a voluntary basis.

"We don't want to get to a situation where it is an emergency situation. We are not there yet. We don't want to get there and we are taking a proactive step on that part. If the dry conditions persist, we may have to take a mandatory step but we are not there today," said Guy Santagate, city manager.

The voluntary water use restrictions include watering lawns and washing cars.   

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