Record water use leads to warning
The chief of the Rivanna Water and Sewer authority told reporters yesterday that water use is spiking amid low rainfall conditions and that residents should voluntarily conserve or soon face the possibility of mandatory restrictions a la the summer of 2002.
RWSA Executive Director Tom Frederick, who has long warned that 2006 is droughty, says he'd like to see the daily water use fall to about 12.5 million gallons. That isn't happening, however. He told WINA and the television newsplex that we set a dubious record on Wednesday: 14.1 million gallons used.