German Township Water District encourages customers to voluntarily conserve | News
Due to drought conditions, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has asked some Indiana counties, including Vanderburgh County and Posey County, to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 10 to 15 percent.
In a letter addressed to Owners and Operators of Significant Water Withdrawal Facilities, including German Township Water District, the DNR and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued a Water Shortage Warning. The objectives of the Water Shortage Warning are to:
- Prepare for a coordinated response to imminent water shortage conditions and potential water supply problems.
- Start concerted voluntary conservation measures.
- Avoid or reduce water shortages and relieve stressed water sources.
- Anticipate the need for mandatory water use restrictions.
Although German Township Water District is keeping up with current demands for water within its service area, due to the Water Shortage Warning, the following voluntary conservation measures are recommended.
- Inside and outside aesthetic uses of water should be voluntarily reduced (i.e. lawn, shrubbery, flower, plant watering).
- Water used for washing and/or flushing sidewalks, driveways and other impervious areas should be voluntarily reduced.
- Water used for recreation should be voluntarily reduced.
- Water used for outside pressure cleaning should be voluntarily reduced.
- The use of water for automobile and other mobile equipment washing, including boats and trailers, should be voluntarily reduced.
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