Liberty residents asked to conserve water amid low water levels at Lake Liberty

Water levels at Lake Liberty in neighboring Casey County are lower than normal due to drought conditions.

With water levels so low at the lake, which is the main water supply for the City of Liberty, residents are being asked to take measures to conserve water, such as changing the settings on washing machines to quick wash and asking those who take multiple showers in a day to only take one.

The city has also talked to two car washes in town, and although they have not shut down, the car washes have reduced business over the last several days.

The city’s operations manager, Alan Sparr, said the city is closely monitoring the situation and has water supply for about 130 or 140 days if there is no rain, at which point other options could be looked at such as bringing in water from Russell and other surrounding counties.

Sparr told WJRS News water levels at Lake Liberty dropped this low about 10-15 years ago during another drought, and he hopes the coming days will bring much-needed rain to the area.

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