|Updated: 6/29/2012 5:53 pm
||Published: 6/29/2012 5:12 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - You can now add Vilonia and Russellville to the list of communities asking residents to cut back on water usage during this record heat. But that's not happening for Central Arkansas Water customers.
CAW predicts the greatest amount of single day water usage is coming likely in the next few days. So now is a perfect time to find more efficient ways to save water where you can.
Mark Brown works with the UA Cooperative Extension Service. His job is to make sure you use your water in the best way possible. He spent the day Friday checking sprinkler systems in Little Rock.
"With this heat we need every little bit we can get back into the ground where the plant can take it up," Brown says.
Central Arkansas Water says Lake Maumelle levels are in good shape. CAW says there is enough water for one year even if it doesn't rain, but practicing water saving measures now can only help customers.
"You can still maintain a nice healthy landscape by using less water, you just got to do it right," Brown says.
If you have a sprinkler system, check your box, make sure you're not watering everyday. Brown says most vegetation does not require daily watering.
And if even if you water your lawn and plants with a garden hose, avoid watering between 5:30am - 7:30 am, peak water time usage for CAW.