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Mississippi city’s residents urged to conserve water

June 21, 2022 GMT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With extreme heat in the weather forecast, residents of Mississippi’s capital city are being asked to conserve water.

News outlets report that Jackson is anticipating increased water demand because of the heat.

Conservation efforts are being urged to make sure Jackson’s surface and well water systems will maintain pressure and volume.

The city’s Tuesday advisory includes requests that residents not water lawns between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and that they refrain from washing cars or washing down driveways and sidewalks. Jackson residents also are being urged to take showers instead of baths, only wash full loads of clothes and to reduce the draining and refilling of swimming pools.