The city of Inman declared at water watch on Jan. 21 due to ongoing drought conditions, which caused the groundwater levels to fall five feet below normal.
A water watch advises the public that a drought exists, a major water supply shortage is possible and requests voluntary reduction in water usage.
The public is asked to limit irrigation of lawns, washing of automobiles, use of water in swimming pools, fountains and evaporative air-conditioning systems and eliminate water waste. Much water can be saved by simply fixing leaking faucets, toilets, outside hoses, spigots or pipes. Decreasing frequent lawn irrigation is requested. The city has purchased water and energy-efficient showerheads. If you would like one free, bring in your current showerhead between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to the city office at 104 N. Main St.