The Augusta City Council implemented mandatory water restrictions during a special meeting Monday night.
City Manager Bill Keefer said residents will be able to water lawns on odd and even days only, depending on their address. They may water between 6 and 9 a.m. and 7 and 10 p.m.
"We'll watch that over the next week or so and see if we have to do anything beyond that," Keefer said.
Council will also considering raising water rates for high usage at its regular meeting next Monday.
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Water levels at the Augusta city lake have dropped to the point that local officials estimate they only have about seven weeks' worth of water available for residents.