The City of Bloomington Water Department says even though the state is in a moderate drought, water levels at the city reservoirs are seasonal. Director Craig Cummings says the combined deficit below the spillways in Lakes Bloomington and Evergreen is 5.3 feet. City ordinances do not call for a drought declaration and conservation in a non critical month such as September until the level hits eight feet below the spillway. Cummings does say the city is encouraging voluntary conservation measures. Those include reducing or eliminating lawn watering, shortening showers, delaying sod installation and seeding until late October, and fixing all leaks. He says a faucet drip of once per six seconds can waste a gallon of water per day.
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