The Evansville Water & Sewer Utility (EWSU) is asking all city residents and businesses to conserve water for the next few days.
The EWSU says conservation will provide some relief to the City's depleted water resources, help alleviate water quality issues and the need for a City-wide boil advisory.
Evansville's reservoir is currently at 40% due to two main causes:
1. Numerous water main breaks (14News is told at least 35 main breaks as of this morning)
2. Extremely cold water from the Ohio River is creating issues with meeting water quality standards.
The depleted reservoir may impact water pressure throughout the system, which could result in the need for a city-wide boil advisory.
Residents and businesses can help avoid that by taking steps to conserve water until the system is back at normal operating capacity.
Here's how you can help:
Report water main breaks- call the Utility's dispatch department at (812) 421-2130.
Turn off water while you're brushing your teeth or shaving
Take showers instead of baths
if you must use a tub, close the drain before turning on the water and fill the tub only half-full
Wash only full loads of laundry
Hold off on getting a car wash
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