Grandville asks residents to cut down 'discretionary' water usage
Updated: Thursday, April 18 2013, 08:09 PM EDT
GRANDVILLE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The City of Grandville is asking all users of the city sewer system to try to cut down on water consumption in the wake of current flooding conditions.
The city released a statement, stating that the conditions have contributed to "extremely high flow volumes at the Grandville Clean Water Plant."
The city is planning to reduce those flow levels by asking residents to "voluntarily reduce their their discretionary use of water as much as possible until further notice."
The release sought to emphasize that the request was to reduce discharge of water to the system, and that there are no issues with drinking water quality.
Examples of reduction cited by the city in their statement were: deferring washing of clothes or dishes, unnecessary showers or baths, and other such discretionary uses if at all possible until the flow levels are reduced.