Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan says the city isn’t facing the immediate prospect of water restrictions, despite the recent spell of hot weather. The prolonged high temperatures and lack of rainfall have prompted city leaders in Indianapolis to ask citizens to voluntarily refrain from watering laws this week.
Kruzan says Bloomington hasn’t reached that point yet, although he says another extended period of hot weather without rainfall could prompt the city to reconsider. Kruzan says the city is in the midst of improvements to the municipal water infrastructure that would increase the city’s maximum water capacity to 30 million gallons per day, up from the current 24 million. Kruzan says that plan would take Bloomington through 2025 and beyond.
Kruzan says while the hot weather hasn’t made water rationing necessary, it has affected the taste of the city’s water. He says because of algae growth in Lake Monroe, tap water may taste differently, even though it’s still safe to drink.