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Indianapolis sets water-use records amid drought

Associated Press
June 29, 2012
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The water company for Indianapolis and some of its suburbs is asking customers to cut back on lawn watering after setting records this week for one-day use.

Citizens Water said Friday that mandatory restrictions on its 300,000 residential, business and industrial customers might be needed if water use isn't reduced while the area's drought conditions continue.

A utility spokeswoman told the The Indianapolis Star that it pumped 231 million gallons of water on Wednesday and Thursday, topping the previous record of 228 million gallons set in 2008.

Citizens Water president Carey Lykins says lawn irrigation is accounting for 40 percent of its water load.

The utility says the high demand is causing water levels to drop daily at Morse, Geist and Eagle Creek reservoirs and stressing its water distribution system.

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  • Wow!
    This writer, truly understands, that plants need watering too. Maybe I am still a 60's- 70's thinking kind of person, but that still doesn't negate the fact, that I have been in areas, where just a drink of water, was overwhelmingly, wanted. It blows me away, on how negative some individuals,can be. I respect everyone's opinion, and would also fight for your right, to even post rude comments. Somehow, I have to believe that you are way off of the social 'centerline,' that seems, to have developed, from every corner, that we have managed, to destroy.
  • Let it Go!
    In the last couple of weeks,it has infuriated me, to see those, in my neighborhood, faithfully watering THEIR grass, so that THEIR yards will look lush and better, than those, who might live near. If this drought continues, we might be looking at some difficult times; I doubt thatr most of these individuals have had to ration their water supply, in the past- if so, they might be so wasteful with it. I am becoming more and more disillusioned with people, my neighbors, who were lucky enough, to make it, financially and socially. It made me think about how uncaring some of us, can be. I am ready to give away or donate, all of my success', and spend the rest of my life, using what assets I hold back, in order to survive. I want to use my educational and work backgrounds, to help those, who so desperately need it. It has become quite apparent to me, over recent years, that there are those, who sincerely need guidance and education, and not looking to steal the change from my pocket, only to pay for their next fix.. and so many of theise clowns are so good at what they do.

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