City Of Dexter Water Usage Update

By Lynne Beauchamp,

Since water restriction notices were handed out mid July, the City of Dexter reports water usage is back down to a moderate number of gallons per day.

The City of Dexter was reporting that water use was exceeding 1 million gallons per day in mid July and reminded users of the water restrictions the city has had in place since 2013. The City prohibits outdoor watering between 6am and 10am.

In a previous interview, Dan Schlaff, Superintendent of Public Services, said during that time frame is when residents are typically using water for showering, cooking and other activities that generally consume a lot of water. In addition to the outdoor watering restrictions, outdoor watering is permitted on odd numbered days for residents with odd numbered addresses and even numbered days for residents with even numbered addresses.

The City of Dexter is now reporting that water usage, since noticed, has dropped about 200,000 gallons per day.

“The residents responded this year a lot quicker than in years past,” said Tim Stewart on behalf of Dan Schlaff. “The city thanks them for that.”

Any questions on the outdoor watering restrictions can be directed to the City of Dexter Utilities Department at 734-426-4572 or the City Office at 734-426-8303.



Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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