Water Restrictions Being Considered in Western Nebraska
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) —
Officials in two western Nebraska cities say water restrictions are
becoming more likely this summer as drought there persists.
radio station KNEB-Am says the city of Gering is
looking at voluntary restrictions as a starting point. Rick Kuckkahn,
city manager in neighboring Scottsbluff, says residents in his city can
expect restrictions sooner than later.
Kuckkahn says he wants to be pro-active and not wait until the middle of summer "where we're seeing some real shortages."
the restrictions, residents would split the number of days they would
be allowed to water lawns and wash cars. Even-numbered addresses would
be allowed to water on certain days of the week, odd-numbered addresses
would water on the other days.