Water Situation Improving, Conservation Request Continues

Evansville city officials say the city's water situation is improving, however, residents are still encouraged to conserve water as they attempt to increase levels in the reservoir, which have been holding at 40% capacity.
Evansville city officials say the city's water situation is improving.  Residents, however, are still encouraged to conserve water as utility workers try to raise the water levels in the city's reservoir.

The low levels are due to a combination of cold weather and nearly 40 water main breaks across the city this week.  Colder water in the Ohio River also water flows into the reservoir at a slower pace.  Director of Utilities, Allen Mounts says, conditions should continue to improve over the next few days.

As we go into this weekend with industrial customers being closed for the weekend as well as commercial, it'll help with restoration process. As we expect warmer temperatures headed our way, a combination of all those factors through this weekend, we should be in pretty good shape", Mounts said.   

Customers are asked to take showers instead of baths, and to thaw frozen in the refrigerator instead of with water.
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