SOUTH BEND – As Michiana swelters in this massive heatwave, another record high temperature has been set.
WSBT Chief Meteorologist Paul Emmick says South Bend hit 100 degrees again Thursday afternoon, tying the July 5 record set more than 100 years ago in 1911.
In a lot of neighborhoods right now, the most common noise is the sound of a sprinkler.
So what does this heat and lack of rain mean for our water supply?
South Bend officials say there is no need to worry.
The city's interim Water Works director Ed Herman tells our news partners at the “South Bend Tribune” water usage in June was up 31% compared to last year.
But Herman says an abundant aquifer means a shortage is not an issue
And the General Manager of Mishawaka Utilities says usage in June didn't hit their capacity.
Last week, Indiana's Department of Homeland Security issued to businesses, farmers, and other major water users, asking them to conserve water by 10-15%.
The letters went to 32 counties in the state, including Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, LaGrange and Marshall.