Juntion City is under voluntary water restriction, the city announced in a press release on Friday.
Greg McCaffery, municipal services director, announced that the city issued a water watch in response to an overall increase in water use over the previous seven consecutive days.
The usage exceeded the limits of the city’s water conservation plan, the release said.
The water warning, intended to raise awareness of water use and avoid mandatory restrictions, is the first of three stages of the city’s water plan.
Residents can reduce lawn watering, make sure faucets don’t run unnecessarily and make sure to wash only full loads of laundry, for example, the release said.