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Water companies urge conservation amid drought conditions

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Water levels are low on the Reedy River in Greenville (FOX Carolina) Water levels are low on the Reedy River in Greenville (FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

As drought conditions persist in the Carolinas and Georgia, officials are urging residents to conserve. 

Several counties have issued voluntary conservation advisories asking residents to stop watering their lawns and turning off the water when brushing teeth. 

In Greenville, companies like Greenville Water and ReWa are echoing the call to conserve, asking people to be mindful of how much water they use on a daily basis. Greenville Water said their reservoirs are much lower than normal and that customers are using 80 million gallons of water a day because of higher fall temperatures. The average amount this time of year is 50 million gallons a day. 

"It's difficult to talk about drought when half the state is flooded and underwater," said Olivia Vassey, communications director for Greenville Water.
"We just want people to understand that it's definitely a finite resource."

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said drought conditions will most likely persist through the winter, causing a big headache for local farmers. 

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