The Frankfort Plant Board is asking customers to voluntarily conserve water after the Energy and Environment Cabinet announced a water shortage watch for Franklin and 26 other counties.
FPB has entered the water shortage awareness phase of its water shortage plan, interim General Manager Herbbie Bannister announced Friday.
“Our customers can cut water use with very little difficulty or discomfort by using voluntary water conservation practices and limiting both indoor and outdoor water use,” according to a declaration signed by Bannister.
The declaration cites conditions in the Kentucky River and abnormally dry weather with no sign of significant rainfall in the near future as reasons for entering the water shortage awareness phase.
A water shortage watch is issued by the state when drought conditions have the potential to threaten the normal availability of drinking water supply sources.
The plant board has listed a number of water conservation tips on its website, ww.fpb.cc, such as limiting showers, filling sinks with water when washing vegetables and watering outdoor plants early in the morning.