The extreme drought conditions are forcing area residents to make some tough decisions regarding their property….water your grass or let it go brown! The lack of rain is taking a toll on lawns and crops and water usage is up in Cape Girardeau. Alliance Water Resources manager Kevin Priester tells KZIM KSIM the average consumption is about 6-million gallons per day. Priester says they have a maximum capacity of 10 million gallons per day, so they are not even close to proclaiming a water shortage. He says it’s important for residents to be smart and conserve water when you can. Cape has seen less than an inch and a half of rainfall this month. The city is 12-inches short of normal for the year.
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