"When it comes to this city, you're damp if you do and damp if you don't."
-- John Bradey of Matthews
"We're still getting soaked by the water bill!"
-- Doug Cox, Albemarle
"These tea parties are sure going to send a message."
-- Lee Baber, Charlotte
"The announcement DID say there were no more water restrictions!"
-- Grady L. Wells, Davidson
"Old habits are hard to break!"
-- From many readers
Update: Apologies to winner John Bradey of Matthews for having his name misspelled on this site the last couple of days and in today's Observer.
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Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received:
"Wow, that is some water dog the Obama kids got!"
"Are you sure this how Gene Kelly got started?"
"If we save any more water, we'll have to get a loan to pay the water bill."
"It ain't easy being green."
"Water conservation is so 2007."
"We received a notice in the mail, it says we're allowed to use our sprinklers...they finally CMUD."
"I know it's embarrassing. But have you seen this new water bill?"
"It has been so long. I wanted to see if the sprinkler still worked!"
"Just when you get use to being hosed by the city, the feds come along."
"They have lifted the restrictions but they are going to tax us for the rain."