M.U.D. sets a water record
The Metropolitan Utilities District pumped a record 224 million gallons of water to its Omaha-area customers Monday, the most gallons ever delivered in a 24-hour period, according to an MUD official.
Mark Doyle, a senior MUD vice president, said the previous record was 223 million gallons, set June 25, 1988.
Water demand is averaging more than 190 million gallons per day for the month of July, he said.
MUD's customers continue to use water responsibly, Doyle added, with the highest demands for water occurring between the "cool" hours of 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. He said there were no plans to restrict water usage based on demands.
Other than an increase in water main breaks due to heavy pumping mainly in the city's old cast-iron mains east of 72nd Street, Doyle said, the water system is running effectively and should continue to supply MUD customers' needs.
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