SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Michiana residents are being asked to cut back on their water use as the state's drought shows no signs of letting up.
The state of Indiana has declared a water shortage warning for 32 counties — 18 in the northeast and north-central part of the state and 14 in the southwest corner. The state Department of Natural Resources began sending notices this week to water companies and others that use more than 100,000 gallons of water a day asking them to voluntarily cut back water use by 10 to 15 percent.
The rest of the state is under a water shortage watch, which means users should try to cut back on water use by 5 percent. In Indianapolis, Citizens Water is asking customers to stop watering their lawns for a week.