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Decatur water restrictions lifted


DECATUR -- Good news for anyone using Decatur's city water: the mandatory water restrictions in place for months were finally lifted at noon Tuesday.

The lake was just over half full in October, but now it is 86 percent full and sitting 10 inches above the normal winter lake level.

Director of Water Management Keith Alexander told WAND the water level has been stable for over a month now.

"Our opinion is that even if we don't get any precipitation between now and March 1st, the lake will still be at or slightly above the normal winter level on March 1," said Alexander. "We're very comfortable with the short-term outlook in terms of our customer demand and how much water is in the lake."

The city is thanking customers for conserving all summer, but are still asking folks to stay smart with their water use.

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