DES MOINES, Iowa — Editor's Note: The video above is from June 16. Read more here.
Water usage is down by over 20 million gallons a day in metro Des Moines after the city implemented a water shortage plan last week.
The Des Moines Water Works asked citizens to voluntarily reduce their lawn watering schedule by 25% because of drought conditions.
According to the DMWW, a drop in temperatures, recent rain and increased messaging about the importance of conserving water has led to a drop in usage that started on Sunday.
Water usage should dip even further in the days ahead with heavy rain and even thunderstorms expected state-wide starting on Thursday and continuing throughout the weekend.