Indiana American Water is requesting its customers across the state use water wisely this summer.
This requested is stemmed from the recent Water Shortage Warning issued for all counties in Indiana.
Indiana American Water is implementing several strategies to reduce water usage at its facilities, including limiting distribution system flushing and accelerating leak detection surveys and repair programs as necessary.
A Wise Water Use pilot program underway in several communities is also educating customers on ways to conserve water.
Customers can help use water wisely in their homes by tightening up their water practices and implementing as many of the water saving tips below as possible.
- Limit use of water for non-essential uses like washing vehicles, driveways, sidewalks and buildings.
- Limit use of water for outside plants, lawn and landscape areas by watering only every other day or less.
- Avoid any use of water that results in flooding or run-off in waterways or hard surfaces like driveways or streets.
- Repair any plumbing leaks quickly and utilize water-saving shower heads, toilets, faucet aerators and other water-conserving appliances and devices. Report any suspected leaks in company-owned facilities immediately to the customer service center at 1-800-492-8373.
- Avoid use of water for decorative fountains or the filling or topping off of decorative lakes or ponds.
- Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or washing dishes in the sink.
- Adjust the water level of your clothes washer so it matches your load size.
Nearly 60% of the water used by Indiana American Water around the state comes from groundwater sources, with the remainder coming from surface water supplies. Additional wise water use tips can be found online by clicking on "wise water use" under the Learning Center tab at www.indianaamwater.com .
Release from Indiana American Water
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