Jefferson City Rations Water
"Here we think we've got ahead of it a little bit and been able to put into place odd and even days, which would hopefully get this back to a good conservation level," said City Council member Brian Crane. "And makes [it] able for us to continue using water and not totally ban using water outside."
Residents get water from several sources including the Missouri American Water Company, the largest in Jefferson City. Missouri American added a transformer this year to pump more water and increased capacity by 12%, but it still does not have enough to meet demand.
"We need to conserve the water, even though my plants are dying," admitted resident Karyn Williams. "It's hot. We are in a drought."
The Jefferson City Council will drop the rationing rule if the community gets enough rain and water usage returns to normal levels.