La Vergne residents asked to conserve water due to severe drought

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LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The city of La Vergne is asking residents to conserve water due to the severe drought in the area.

On Friday, the situation was raised to a D-2 Severe Drought. This prompted La Vergne Public Works to ask residents to conserve water by stopping all non-essential uses.

This includes:

  • Washing sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios or other exterior paved areas, except by the City for the public safety
  • Filling or refilling a swimming pool
  • Noncommercial washing of privately owned motor vehicles, trailers and boats.
  • Any use of water from a fire hydrant except for fighting fires, or use by the Town.
  • Watering of lawns, gardens, landscaped areas, trees, shrubs or other plants
  • Use of water for dust control or compaction during construction.

Meanwhile, TEMA issued a state of emergency Thursday night because of the drought, while the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is asking sportsmen to follow the burn bans issued in specific counties across the state.