Des Moines water usage sets record

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Ongoing drought conditions forced the Des Moines Water Works to supply a record breaking 96.64 million gallons of water to residents and businesses on Tuesday.

The record water usage was about 1 million gallons higher than the previous record, which was set Monday. The water works typically supplies about 60 million gallons per day.

In response, city officials have issued a voluntary conservation effort for the metro Des Moines area with a goal of reducing water usage by 10 percent. They said that water supplies have not yet reached a crisis stage, but they’re preparing emergency plans.

For more information, read the full article at the Des Moines Register.

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