- On July 18, 2012
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With a 30% chance of rain over the next couple of days, we certainly are hopeful our lawns may get the drink they deserve. We are not about six inches of rain behind where we should be, and most of you are probably watering your lawns every other day or so. And while there are watering restrictions in effect for many communities in the Indianapolis Area, we are aware of none here in the Fort Wayne area. The Aqua Source restrictions in Southwest Fort Wayne have been lifted since they hooked up with the city's supply. City Utilities in Fort Wayne has issued no alarms so far. Its main reservoirs – located on the St. Joseph River and, farther north, at Leo -Cedarville – are still adequate to meet Fort Wayne's needs. In the event of a truly disastrous drought, the city could turn to the 1.8 billion gallon stockpile of water in the Hurshtown, which has never been used. It's always a good idea not to waste any resource, including water, so keep the grass alive, but avoid trying to turn it into a lush lawn until the rains come back. We'll keep you up to date on watering issues here on our blog.