Residents of the Ohio River Valley are under an emergency water conservation order in response to recent drought-like conditions.
CBS affiliate WTRF reported residents in Marshall County who receive water services from Public Service District 4 must conserve their water until notified by the provider. The emergency conservation effort will be in place for at least a week, while crews are working hard to refill depleted water tanks. Unfortunately, the water provider's computer system is not working properly, preventing the generator to operate, further delaying the processing of water.
Residents of Madison County, Alabama, are also experiencing water conservation efforts, with all 28,000 customers lowering their water consumption after experiencing low pressure due to reduced water supplies. The effort calls for even-numbered address customers to water outside only on Mondays and Wednesdays while the order is in effect, and odd house numbers can water outside on Tuesdays and Thursdays. No outside watering should take place on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, WAFF reported.
Extreme temperatures and high consumer demand are significantly reducing water supplies in Madison County. The water conservation effort will be in place indefinitely, until several days of rain occurs and ground water levels are restored. Fines, flow reductions or disconnection of service will be implemented to residents who do not follow the conservation mandate, WAFF reported.