Drought is stretching water-treatment plants to their limits
August 9, 2012
The Cedar Rapids water-treatment plant has been operating quite close to its maximum capacity
to keep up with demand for water during the drought, as the lack of rain has led many people to turn to municipal water sources to keep their lawns green. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that the plant produced 53.5 million gallons of water on July 25th, which is very close to its maximum capacity of 60 million gallons per day.