Drought conditions in Northern Ohio have been causing some communities to regulate sprinkler use, but the City of Wadsworth has had a plan for such occasions since 1994.
Wadsworth's water supply comes primarily from wells, unlike Akron who pulls most of it's water from reservoirs. Droughts must be more severe to effect Akron, whereas Wadsworth and other communities like it need to regulate their sprinkler use or run the risk of running low on water.
Wadsworth Service Director, Chris Easton tells AkronNewsNow "Maintaining the sprinkler schedule as apposed to an outright ban enables us to maintain the capacity of our wells and does not put us into a position where we have to consider an outright ban."
The recent construction of a new well has added nearly one million more gallons to the community's water supply. This gives residence the ability to water their lawns two times a week, as they have for the past 18 years.