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Indiana Asked to Conserve Water

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More than a third of Indiana's counties are under a water-shortage warning. High-capacity water facilities, those that use can use 100-thousand gallons or more a day, are being asked to voluntarily reduce water use by ten-to-fifteen percent  The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says the rest of the state is under watch conditions, and users are asked to trim consumption by five-percent.  Over half the warned counties are in the northern part of the state.. including nearby Marshall County...  the rest  are in the southwest corner.

For ways to save water click here:  www.in.gov/dnr/water/files/watshplan.pdf


Quick tips from Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor:

Consumers can also take numerous steps to conserve water inside the home, including:

* Making sure your home has no water leaks, either in toilets, faucets or the underground supply line.
* Running the dishwasher only when fully loaded.
* Installing low-flow showerheads and flow restrictors in faucets.
* Shutting off the faucet while brushing teeth or shaving.
* Keeping a pitcher in the refrigerator if you want cold drinking water.
* Taking showers instead of baths, and keeping them brief.

If you water your lawn, general tips include:

* Water only when necessary. (If you walk across the grass and leave footprints, it's time to water.)
* Water in the early morning to minimize evaporation.
* Do not water on windy days.
* Avoid using a sprinkler that sprays a fine mist.
* Adjust sprinklers to only water the lawn and not the building, sidewalk or street.

When you mow, raise your lawnmower blade to the highest setting.


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