The water company for Indianapolis and some of its suburbs has seen a drop in water use but still might seek a ban on lawn irrigation because its reservoirs continue dropping.
Citizens Water spokeswoman Sarah Holsapple tells The Indianapolis Star that the area's drought is raising concerns that the reservoirs might not fill back up by next summer even if normal rainfall returns.
Utility officials estimate that lawn watering accounted for about 40% of its total usage when it pumped 231 million gallons in a day before asking customers to conserve water nearly two weeks ago. That dropped to about 200 million gallons over the weekend.
The water level at Morse Reservoir north of Indianapolis is about 4-1/2 feet below normal and dropping a foot every five days.
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