Des Moines Issues Peak Water Alert
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Water providers in the Des Moines area are asking residents to repair leaking fixtures and avoid watering lawns until after 5 p.m.
The Central Iowa Regional Drinking Water Commission, which includes 22 utilities from the Des Moines area, issued a peak water alert Thursday.
They ask customers with odd numbered addresses to water lawns only on odd days and even numbered addresses to water on even days.
Alerts are issued when there's a heat wave and no rain is forecast. They're also issued when residents approach record use.
Des Moines customers used nearly 84 million gallons on Tuesday and 89 million gallons on Wednesday. The record is 92 million gallons a day and was set in June 2006.
City officials say there is sufficient water levels but seek voluntary compliance.
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