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"Out There...Somewhere": Rain Doesn't Wash Away Water Restrictions

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It's raining again, really...

"I got wet," said Willie McCullus, dodging raindrops outside an Augusta department store.

"I'm a little over it," added another shopper

"Rain, it's too much...too much...too soon," said Marlene Spears.

"It's been enough I'll tell you that," added McCullus

Yes, it's been enough, raining at day...raining at night...

It's been raining so much, everybody has a bad hair day, seeing a young man who could easily pass for Art Garfunkel on a bad hair day.

We've seen so much rain, the sunflowers are hanging their heads in shame.

Rain's also a pain for the city of Augusta. When the gutters are full, you're not watering the lawn.

"This is a wet summer, so far, it is hitting our revenues," says Augusta Utilities Department Director Tom Wiedmeier...

I guess it could be worse...

"Had a drought for quite a while," said an Augusta newcomer from Iowa.

Yes, bring back the drought. When we had water restrictions...you remember water restrictions?

"I don't think so, right now I think we have more than enough," said an Augusta gardener.

But, even with all the rain, the wettest June on record in Augusta, and even the continuing downpours at the start of July, water restrictions have not...dried up.

"Water restrictions are still in place. It's a state law, now. They stay regardless of what the rain is doing," explained Wiedmeier.

"Wow, somebody needs to go talk to them," said McCullus.

But, even though the water restrictions are still in place, there's little reason to fear the water police in Augusta. At least, right now...

"We're not patrolling," said Wiedmeier, as the rain pelted all around him.

 At least that's a relief. Now, if we can get the rain to let up...

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