Council Bluffs Urging Residents To Conserve Water
City Doesn't Plan on Mandatory Restrictions
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Council Bluffs, IA -- Council Bluffs Water Works is seeing an increasing demand in water, almost 19,600,000 gallons a day. The City of Council Bluffs is asking residents to watch how much you water and when.
City officials say use the odd even system to water lawns and avoid turning on sprinklers between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. During these hours it's usually too hot and the water will evaporate. Check your sinks, if you have a leaky faucet fix it. Plus only use water appliances like washing machines with a full load.
Nancy McConnell is among those residence already watching water consumption. "I think under the condition, it's a good idea. I know we're not watering our yard at all. I have been watering flowers trying to keep them alive," said McConnell.
McConnell jokes one good thing about the drought is the fact that mowing the grass is no longer a chore.
Although rain is currently rare, the amount of water remaining isn't the problem. Douglas Drummey with the Council Bluffs Water Works says there is plenty of water in the river and reservoir storage. Instead the systems used to deliver the thousands of gallons of water are under stress. So while a heat wave continues, reduce water usage levels.
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