water use http://wxpr.org en Rhinelander to Run Water All Day and Night http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-run-water-all-day-and-night <p>Rhinelander water users are being asked to run their water 24/7 to prevent frozen pipes.&nbsp;</p><p>Tim Kingman, Rhinelander Director of Public Works, says the city has been thawing out dozens of households every day.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“At a certain point in time, we have to make some hard decisions here to let this water be run on a system wide basis.&nbsp; The reason we do so is it’s the best economy we can get.”</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:14:52 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13940 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander to Run Water All Day and Night Northern Wisconsin Using More Water Under Warm, Dry Conditions http://wxpr.org/post/northern-wisconsin-using-more-water-under-warm-dry-conditions <p>Weather conditions last year caused a spike in water use in northern Wisconsin and statewide.&nbsp; That’s according to new numbers from the DNR water monitoring program. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">DNR water supply specialist Bob </span>Smail<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says in the northern part of the state one of the biggest increases in surface water use came from cranberry producers.</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:24:04 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10075 at http://wxpr.org Northern Wisconsin Using More Water Under Warm, Dry Conditions