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Mandatory Water Ban Lifted

INDIANAPOLIS – Citizens Energy Group and Mayor Greg Ballard today announced the recession of Executive Order #4, which declared a water shortage warning and contained mandatory water use restrictions, effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.  The mandatory warning and water restrictions took effect on July 13, 2012.
“I am pleased to lift the water ban with the strong word of caution that residents continue to be judicious in their water use,” said Mayor Ballard.  “Despite recent heavy rains, it falls upon everyone to work together and follow Citizens’ voluntary conservation recommendations to keep demand low.”

Citizens Energy is asking its customers to observe the following voluntary water use restrictions:
  • Residents and businesses should limit watering of established lawns and trees to once per week. 
  • New sod and seed should only be watered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 
  • Residents are asked not to wash cars or use hoses to clean sidewalks, driveways or other surfaces.
“The fact that water use has dropped nearly 60 million gallons per day since the ban went into effect shows us that customers listened to Citizens’ pleas to conserve and were responsible stewards of our water supply, “ said Carey Lykins, President and CEO of Citizens Energy Group. “We encourage that same cooperation as voluntary restrictions go into place.”
According to City Ordinance, the water shortage warning declaration cannot be lifted until legal notice is published in local newspapers.

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