Indianapolis water ban lifted as of noon Wednesday


Mayor Greg Ballard announced Tuesday that the water ban for the city will be lifted at noon Wednesday.

The ban, which took effect on July 13, restricted residents from watering their lawns, washing their cars, filling swimming pools and installing new landscaping by using sod.

"I am pleased to lift the water ban with the strong word of caution that residents continue to be judicious in their water use," said Mayor Ballard.  "Despite recent heavy rains, it falls upon everyone to work together and follow Citizens' voluntary conservation recommendations to keep demand low."

Although the ban will be lifted, Citizens Energy Group urges customers to continue to limit watering of established lawns and trees to once a week, only water sod and see on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and to not wash cars or use hoses to clean sidewalks, driveways or other surfaces.

“The fact that water use has dropped nearly 60 million gallons per day since the ban went into effect shows us that customers listened to Citizens’ pleas to conserve and were responsible stewards of our water supply, “ said Carey Lykins, President and CEO of Citizens Energy Group. “We encourage that same cooperation as voluntary restrictions go into place.”

Click here for a list of city water restrictions.