|Aurora, L’burg utilities: aquifer means no water restrictions, yet|
|Written by Erika Schmidt Russell|
|Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:08 PM|
While much of Indiana is under either voluntary or mandatory water conservation measures as drought conditions have spread, Aurora, Greendale and Lawrenceburg are exempt for now.
That doesn’t mean people shouldn’t use some discretion and common sense about water use, said Lawrenceburg Utilities Director Mel Davis.
Aurora has seen the number of gallons of water it is pumping double since the middle of June. Normally the utility pumps about 850,000 gallons of water a day, since mid-June it has been pumping about 1.5 million gallons, or more, said Aurora Utilities Superintendent Randy Turner.
Greendale City Manager and Utility Director Steve Lampert said it also has seen an increase in use, but not double.
“We’ve gone from about 1 million gallons a day to 1.6 million, 1.7 million,” said Lampert.
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