Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue prayed for rain on the steps of his state's capitol Tuesday, asking for divine relief from the extreme drought in the Southeast.
With no relief in sight, the city of Atlanta, America's fastest growing metropolis, has about two months' supply of water remaining.
Alan Deshon, Stanford's Sewer and Water Department Manager, hasn't gotten to that point yet, but Stanford's water supply isn't that far behind Atlanta's. Mr. Deshon estimates that approximately 14 weeks' worth of water remain in the Stanford Water District's two reservoirs.
Despite recent rains, no measurable increase in water reserves has occurred and the city water restrictions remain in effect. A visit to the city's car washes shows them closed for business with signs posted citing the city's mandatory restrictions as the reason.