Des Moines Lifts Voluntary Water Restrictions
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voluntary water restrictions that have been in place for more than a month in the Des Moines area as the drought hit home will be lifted this weekend. But residents are urged to use wise water practices.
Des Moines Water Works says the request to shut off lawn sprinklers or cut the time they're on and to curtail other uses will be canceled, effective Saturday.
CEO Randy Beavers says demands have eased in recent weeks and voluntary conservation is no longer needed. However, if rivers remain low and the ground stays dry into next spring and summer, conservation efforts could be needed again.
For the first time in 35 years, Des Moines implemented conservation measures on July 24 after pumping a record amount of water, over 96 million gallons.
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