Springfield could be under mandatory water restrictions in a matter of days.
A special city council meeting is set for Tuesday to consider emergency measures to limit water use during the drought.
The ordinance would limit residential use of sprinklers and allow people to wash their cars at home only on the weekends… although commercial car washes would not be affected.
Fines for violations would range from 50 dollars for a first offense to 500 dollars after the third time. If approved Tuesday, the measure would take effect immediately.