Ashland prepares for possible drought conditions

, Posted: Thu, April 17 2014 at 11:21 PM, Updated: Fri, April 18 2014 at 9:50 AM

Ashland, Ore. -- In response to a mild winter season, the city of Ashland is preparing to reduce water use through the end of summer.

Drought conditions could affect residents and businesses, should the city decide to curtail water amounts.

For now, City Administrator Dave Kannor says they'll suspend all planting of trees and shrubs, as well as delay the release of irrigation water to city land.

The Ashland community uses approximately 1.5 million gallons of water a day for domestic indoor use.

Summer irrigation and landscaping uses as much as seven-million gallons a day.

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