Fort Wayne City Utilities will provide additional drinking water to Aqua Indiana to help the private utility maintain normal pressure during high demand.
The private utility on Wednesday again asked its customers stop lawn-watering and other unnecessary uses of water until further notice, but acknowledged it will draw water from the city to help meet demands.
Aqua customers consumed more than 5.2 million gallons of water on Tuesday – twice as much as a year ago – despite its calls for conservation.
It will take city water to supply about 1,400 customers in an area north of Indiana 14 from Hadley to Scott roads. Neighborhoods targeted to receive city water are Shorewood, Abbey Place, Walnut Creek, Whispering Meadows, Falls of Beaver Creek and Brenton Glens, according to the private utility.
The connection has been in place for many years and allows the utilities to provide relief for each other in periods of high demand. Households converted to city water might notice a brief period of cloudiness during the transition.
For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition of The Journal Gazette or visit www.journalgazette.net after 3 a.m. Thursday.
See for yourself
- Aqua Indiana's Wednesday announcement:
- City of Fort Wayne's Wednesday announcement: