September 16, 2014

Utility does not plan to limit water use in Omaha

Metropolitan Utility District officials in Omaha say their three water production facilities are doing their job during this heat wave and dry spell.

Senior Vice President Mark Doyle says there are no plans to restrict water use for customers during this drought but unforeseen events, like a pump failure, could change that.

Doyle says customer demand for water has reached an all time high but they continue to meet the demand. The do ask for patience as crews repair a larger than normal number of water main breaks. Streets may be closed and customers without service but they do work to get the repairs made as quickly as possible.

Customers are doing a good job of conserving water. Their peak demand hours are between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. and Doyle says that is expected. The city is going through 367 million gallons per day.