St. Louis, MO (KSDK) -- Water conservation orders are in effect for a few cities and counties around the St. Louis area due to the hot and dry weather.
Jefferson County, Missouri water customers in Public Water Supply District No. 2 have been ordered to conserve water until further notice. A spokesman for the district said there should be no excess water usage, such as watering grass/washing cars due to the current weather conditions and high usage.
Another voluntary water conservation order is in effect for the City of Edwardsville, Illinois. This order went into effect last week and will serve as a precautionary measure to help maintain water quality standards and to lessen the mechanical strain placed on equipment at the water treatment plant, water booster stations, and water distribution systems.
Those affected by this order include all of the City of Edwardsville water customers, the Village of Glen Carbon, the Northeast Central Public Water District, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Everyone is asked to voluntarily reduce their consumption of water by at least 50% and to exercise good conservations practices in their use of water.
Conservation practices include:
- No outdoor watering of gardens or lawns during the heat of the day,
- Less frequent watering of gardens and lawns
- Less frequent washing of vehicles
- Use dishwashers and washing machines only when full
- Check water faucets, toilets and pipes for leaks
Both orders will remain in effect until further notice.