District officials say customer demand for water has reached an all time high.
Senior Vice President Mark Doyle says the average water distribution per day since the beginning of July has been 184 million gallons. The hourly peak demands are much higher and are occurring between the hours of 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Doyle says these demands are in the range of 367 million gallons per day if they were to be sustained for a 24 hour period. He says other than an increase of water main breaks due to extreme conditions, the water system is running efficiently and effectively and will continue to supply the needs of the community.
Only unforeseen events such as a major equipment failure could change that. The water distribution system is monitored around the clock.
Doyle encourages customers to continue watering responsibly during the cooler times of the day.