Turn Off The Tap In Springfield

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Springfield - With Lake Springfield 2 1/2 feet below normal the city becomes the latest to implement water restrictions in an effort to save millions of gallons in water usage.

The city of Springfield is using an odd-even system similar to the days of gas rationing in the 1970's when it comes to watering lawns.

* Odd-numbered street addresses: lawn watering only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

* Even-numbered street addresses: lawn watering only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

* Lawns, gardens, landscaped areas, trees, shrubs or other plants can be watered anytime except on Sundays if: a hand-held faucet is used; a hand-held, faucet-filled bucket of five gallons or less is used; or a drip irrigation (soaker hose) system is used that  does not result in aerial dissipation of water.

Like Decatur water can not be served in restaurants unless customers specifically request it.

Fines will be $50 for violating the restrictions.  A second violation will cost $100.  A third will result in a $500 fine.

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