Water use now limited in Bourbon

BOURBON — Cooling off at the splash pad in Bourbon is now only an option during certain times of day, due to a town-wide water shortage warning.
The town is currently under a warning issued by the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Homeland Security because of the drought conditions. The goal of the warning is to avoid or reduce water shortage, relieve stressed sources of water, and to anticipate the need for mandatory water use restrictions.
Right now, citizens of Bourbon are being asked to voluntarily reduce water use by 10 to 15 percent. The splash pad at the park will be in operation from noon to 5 p.m. only until the water shortage warning has been lifted.
With questions about warning, contact Mark Basch by email at mbash@dnr.in.gov or at 317-232-0154 or Jerry Unterreiner at gunterreiner@dnr.in.gov or at 317-232-4222.  Indiana’s Water Shortage Plan, is located online at www.in.gov/dnr/water/files/watshplan.pdf. It lists several voluntary water conservation measures and programs for various categories of the water shortage warning.