Omaha, Neb.— Metropolitan Utilities District is urging its water customers to continue limiting outdoor water use through Monday, August 21. Repairs needed on a water main have reduced capacity at one of its water production facilities and, due to the complexity of the repairs and the extreme temperatures, outdoor water restrictions are being extended.
M.U.D. extends its thanks to customers who have curtailed water use. This situation is not ideal and changing habits can be burdensome. When faced with adversity, M.U.D. employees and customer-owners have stepped up and their efforts are appreciated.
Customers are asked to limit outdoor water use to twice per week while avoiding Mondays and follow the previously established odd/even watering schedule. These restrictions will reduce water demand and ensure continued reliability to the entire system.
Outdoor watering includes:
- Irrigating/Sprinkling lawns (unless for new sod)
- Filling swimming pools
- Hosing down driveways
- Running decorative fountains
M.U.D. continues to work with municipalities, including wholesale water customers served by M.U.D., to curtail sewer flushing, lake filling, firefighting drills, street washing and other non-essential uses of water.
For more tips, visit mudomaha.com and search Water Conservation.
About Metropolitan Utilities District: The mission of the Metropolitan Utilities District, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective natural gas and water services to our community. Overall, the District serves approximately 600,000 people in the metro area. M.U.D. is the fifth largest public natural gas utility in the United States, serving customer-owners in Omaha, Bennington, Fort Calhoun, Springfield, Yutan and Bellevue. The District also provides safe, high quality drinking water to customer-owners in Omaha, Bellevue, Bennington, Carter Lake, La Vista, Ralston, Waterloo and the Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District (which supplies water to Fort Calhoun). For more information, visit mudomaha.com.