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Watering ban takes affect

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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.

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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.

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