Lincoln is asking residents to cut their water use even more to make sure the city has enough for drinking, fire protection and other uses.
Because of low levels on the Platte River, Mayor Chris Beutler on Friday reduced the goal for water usage to 60 million gallons a days. He said the city will make a decision next week on mandatory restrictions when officials get the results of new computer models on river flows.
Lincoln imposed voluntary restrictions last week, calling on residents to limit outdoor watering to three days a week. He said water usage dropped to about 67 million gallons a day, but that goal was 65 million gallons. Now it's 60 million gallons.