Bloomington Residents asked to voluntarily conserve water

By WEEK Producer

September 23, 2013 Updated Sep 23, 2013 at 10:09 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- If this dry weather continues, citizens of Bloomington may have to keep an eye on their water use.

On Monday, Bloomington's Water Department reported the area's moderate to severe drought is putting stress on its reservoir levels.

The city's reservoir levels are declining, but at a rate that is fairly normal for this time of year.

Water levels are not low enough for the city to enforce water restrictions, but officials are asking residents to think about saving water, especially when it comes to watering lawns.

According to the city, lawns will be going dormant over the next few weeks, and won't need as much water.

Officials hope if residents voluntarily save water, the reservoirs can be full by the fall.

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