Richmond, KY – Parts of central Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region are bone dry and water conservation measures continue to be put into effect.
Richmond officials have issued a water shortage alert and asked residents to stop watering lawns, filling swimming pools and washing vehicles for the next two weeks. The city will allow two days during the ban for non-essential use.
It comes only two days after voluntary water restrictions went into effect in Richmond.
Other cities, including Georgetown, have recently instituted water conservation advisories to counter the lack of rainfall.
Officials in Garrard County have issued a voluntary water conservation notice. In Lexington, Kentucky American Water officials have said a voluntary notice could be announced within the next few weeks if dry conditions continue.