Rain helps, not enough to lift voluntary restrictions

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Decatur - The recent rains have helped, but it is not enough to lift the voluntary water restrictions.

 

On Tuesday the city asked for residents in Decatur to cut back on water use because of low levels in Lake Decatur. The rain the past two days raised the lake by a few inches, but the city says we need even more.

 

Some of the voluntary restrictions include:

- Repair leaking faucets, toilets and water pipes.
- Install water efficient toilets and shower heads.
- Operate washing machines and dishwashers only when full.
- Do not take baths. Instead, take short showers.
- Do not let water run while shaving or brushing teeth.

The conservation measures are in place until further notice.

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