BROOKFIELD, Mo. — Members of the Brookfield City Council ask that citizens reduce or curtail the use of water as set forth in Voluntary Conservation Measures enacted Monday.

Due to the recent lack of rainfall and the upcoming forecast from the National Weather Service, the Brookfield City Council has taken pro-active measures and passed the resolution. The resolution states that the city council classifies the current drought condition as Stage I Voluntary Conservation Measure, and will be implemented for those receiving water service from the City of Brookfield Water Department.

The resolution will be in effect until it can be determined the emergency no longer exists, or until factors result in Stage II Mandatory Conservation Measures.

The resolution offers eight suggestions to help conserve water:

  1. Repair leaky faucets, toilets and water pipes.
  2. Operate washing machines and dishwashers only when they are full.
  3. Be conscientious when showering or bathing.
  4. Do not let water run while shaving or brushing teeth.
  5. Water lawns and outdoor plants in late evening or early morning.
  6. Consider sweeping your sidewalks, driveways and patios rather than washing them.
  7. Minimal use of water for the washing of automobiles or other motor vehicles.
  8. Do not refill your swimming pool.