Governor Purdue gave at least a ray of hope in the states ongoing water crisis. He announced this morning to allow some minor exemptions to the watering restrictions. We will now be able to water plants by hand for 25 minutes per day. 3days per week. Also, new, professionally installed landscapes can be watered for 3 days per week for 10 weeks. Those who wish to water the newly installed landscaping must register through the on-line Outdoor Water Use Registration Program.
He is also expected to announce sometime today if there will be an exemption to allow adding water to outdoor swimming pools. This has not gathered a lot of attention so far, but under the current level 4 drought restrictions, swimming pools are considered "non-essential" water use and therefore if you added water to your back yard pool you would be breaking the law.....more to follow on this.