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August Rain Helps Indianapolis Watering Ban End At Noon

A voluntary ban will remain in place, as the state is still below its normal rain level.

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Photo: Gretchen Frazee/WFIU-WTIU News

Indianapolis officials will still ask people to be judicious about their water use.

The Office of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has announced an end to the ban on lawn watering, starting at noon today. Ballard has rescinded the Executive Order that took effect July 13th.

Ballard‘s spokesman, Marc Lotter, says the mayor‘s office has been in constant communication with Citizens Water. Lotter says Citizens Water is still asking its customers to continue to follow voluntary water restrictions.

“[The city is] asking homeowners to limit watering of their yards to one day a week,” Lotter says. “If they have new seed or new sod, they can do it three times a week and then also asking people to just cut back and not wash their cars in their driveways or use their hose to clean their sidewalks or driveways off.”

Lotter says rain that fell in August and over Labor Day weekend helped with the mayor‘s decision.

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