The Lincoln Board of Water Commissioners voted on Wednesday to relax water restrictions to allow outdoor watering two days a week.
The water level in Flint’s Pond has been holding steady at one foot below normal, “but that is very close to the level that we consider acceptable in mid-August,” Water Commission member Ruth Ann Hendrickson wrote in a LincolnTalk post.
Watering may now be done on one weekend day in addition to a weekday, so the allowed days now are Wednesday/Thursday and Saturday/Sunday.
“If we have a very dry August, as is possible, we may have to revisit this decision in September,” Hendrickson wrote. “Given that the pond is still 1 foot below normal, we encourage our customers to water sparingly.”