La Crosse, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The hot weather in La Crosse is creating a greater demand for water. Water Superintendent Lee Anderson says people are drinking and watering more. The city usually goes through 10 million gallons of water per day. Yesterday, it was 20 million. One way to conserve, Anderson says, is don't water your lawn during the day.
Lee Anderson said, "If they were doing this at night, it would benefit them even further. Because you get a lot of evaporation from the heat and it takes that much more water to keep everything moist throughout the day instead of doing it at night."
Anderson says the most water La Crosse has used in recent history was in 1988 when the city consumed 37 million gallons in one day.
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