Voluntary Water Cuts

August 25, 2003  -- Posted at 7:16 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  --More Arkansans are being asked to conserve water. A water district that serves Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale is asking customers to cut back on usage, particularly during peak hours.

The system that serves Little Rock and North Little Rock has been making a similar request. In northwest Arkansas, the Beaver Water District is asking residents to cut out unnecessary water usage and to water lawns at off-peak hours.

The level of Beaver Lake is adequate for pulling plenty of water, but it is dropping about two inches a day.

A district expansion project expected to be finished next summer will increase production capacity by 75 percent.

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