ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV) – The city of St. Charles is asking residents to limit their outdoor water usage until further notice because of the dry conditions.
City officials say residents should limit watering the lawn, car washing and other activities not deemed essential.
According to Debra Aylsworth, director of public works, water usage on July 4 peaked up to 15.1 million gallons, the second highest volume on record for St. Charles
“With the 15.1 MG water usage over the holiday, combined with several more extreme heat days and no rain in the forecast for the near future, it is necessary to issue a Voluntary Conservation Order citywide,” she said. “We appreciate everyone’s support in limiting their water usage during this time. With all of us working together to voluntarily use less water it will help our entire region during this unusually dry spell.”
Anyone wanting information on the order is asked to contact the St. Charles Department of Public Works at 636-949-3237.