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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois city is crediting the deluge it got from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac and a favorable weather forecast for its calling off of a water-conservation order.
With much of the region getting several inches of rainfall from the storm, the Edwardsville Intelligencer reports that Edwardsville administrators called off the directive after predictions for lower temperatures with more frequent rainfall.
Public Works Director Timothy Harr says city leaders are optimistic more seasonal weather will continue for the rest of the summer.
Harr says Edwardsville residents were cooperative with the conservation order that since Aug. 1 covered Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and a water district. The average use of water during the directive dropped an average of 1 million gallons a day.
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