The dry conditions in central Indiana have prompted officials to issue a voluntary ban on watering lawns expected to remain in effect in the Indianapolis area until Friday, with more restrictions possible.
Citizens Energy officials are closely monitoring water levels at the White River, Eagle Creek and Geist Resevoir and are asking Indy homeowners to conserve water, RTV6 Julie Pursley reported.
"It could be an issue for firefighters. As more water is being pushed through the system, it can cause water main breaks. When a main breaks, that causes pressure problems. That could become an issue for law enforcement," said spokeswoman Sarah Holsapple.
If the dry conditions continue into next week, officials said a mandatory irrigation ban could be issued that would cut lawn watering, filling pools and other water activity deemed not essential.
Citizens Energy said it will work closely with Mayor Greg Ballards office and the Department of Code Enforcement to implement the mandatory ban, if necessary.
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