Lebanon Reporter

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August 1, 2012

Lebanon limits water use

Lebanon — Lebanon residents are being asked to cut back their water use as the most extreme drought Indiana has experienced in a quarter-century continues.

Based on a 30-year average, Lebanon is 13.56 inches short of the precipitation it should have received by the end of July, according to the Indiana State Climate Office. Measurements are taken at the Lebanon Utilities wastewater treatment plant.

The city’s water supply is not yet threatened by the drought, but because Boone County is in extreme drought — the hottest July in central Indiana history was registered by the National Weather Service — city officials believe prudence is the best option.

“I am calling on all residents to be judicious in their use of water, and defer such activities as watering lawns or other uses that are not absolutely necessary,” Mayor Huck Lewis said Tuesday.

“We believe it is appropriate and prudent to do what we can to conserve water during this time,” Lewis said.

“This is not a mandate, and we are not planning to be policing, issuing warnings or fining people,” Lewis said. “I believe the good common sense of the citizens of Lebanon is enough, as heightened awareness results in the appropriate actions.”

See Wednesday's Lebanon Reporter for more of this story or subscribe to the eEdition.

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