Watering ban takes affect
WORTHINGTON — A total ban on non-essential water usage is now in effect.
According to Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain, the water levels are at a point where the ban goes into effect immediately.
The level of Well 26 on Friday morning was 30 feet, 2 inches, which is down 2 inches from last week.
“It wasn’t as severe,” Hain said.
The Water and Light Commission had decided that if the levels were still below the 15-year average on Nov. 1, a ban would be enacted.
On Friday, that became a reality. The levels are 4 feet, 8 inches below the 15-year average. However, the levels are 4 feet, 4 inches better than they were a year ago —when there was also a ban in place.