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Local Restaurants Join Together to Help Conserve Water

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If you want water with your meal in a lot of local restaurants these days, you'll need to ask for it. Because more and more restaurants are taking part in a new campaign from the Truckee Meadows Water Authority where water is by request only.

"We used to just bring bottles of water to the tables as a courtesy whether customers asked for it or not," said Christopher Robles, Manager of the Macaroni Grill in Reno. "In fact, we used to have two 5-gallon towers of water in the center of the restaurant and we'd fill those up 10-15 times a day depending on how busy we were."

Now the focus is on saving water. And that goes for residents and for businesses.

"This year we are not just asking residents to cut back by 10% we are asking businesses to cut back by 10% as well and this is a great way for them to start their savings," said Robert Carpentier with TMWA,

The program is in about 10 restaurants so far and they say more and more are joining every day.

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