Lexington Water Restrictions Could Tighten If Drought Continues

Stricter water restrictions could be in the future for Lexington. Kentucky American Water said Thursday the city could go into an all out ban next week.

Lexington has been under a phase three water restriction. At Thursday's meeting of the city's new water conservation appeals board; Kentucky American Water president Nick Rowe said our current mandatory restrictions may not been enough.

He warned the city and other communities Kentucky American serves could be in phase four, a total ban on outdoor watering as early as next week if things don't change fast.

Right now, the level of the Kentucky river is low as eastern Kentucky suffers in an extreme drought.

The city of Lexington says it's vital that people follow the required watering schedule. Not following it could get you a $250 fine.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2007 at 08:01 AM
    What's the difference in wasting water and wasting gas on gas hogs? Same thing.This a top twenty college town right?
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Sep 2, 2007 at 09:25 PM
    Kentucky Blood Center in Beaumont had thier irrigation system watering after 11 p.m. Sunday 09/02.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on Aug 31, 2007 at 02:22 AM
    My 6 yr likes to take baths instead of shower so in order for me to keep watering my garden, etc. instead of letting the bath water drain out I use it to water my plants. Better than not watering at all I guess. Just a suggestion to think about to help conserve and keep your garden looking nice.

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