Fairbury implementing address-based water conservation measures

FAIRBURY, NE — A southeast Nebraska city is asking its residents to limit their water usage.

The City of Fairbury issued a news release today requesting residents with even-numbered addresses to limit outdoor water usage to even calendar days, and vice versa with odd-numbered addresses.

The release says the request is made in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Officials hope to avoid reaching low levels in the city’s water tower, like happened on June 16th because of irrigation of lawns.

The Corps of Engineers lists Jefferson and Thayer Counties as experiencing a moderate drought. The water limitation request will remain in effect until further notice.