SHREVEPORT — Shreveport officials may be forced to tell residents to cut back on how much water they use, The Associated Press reported Monday.

City officials are measuring how much water is used over the next 10 days to determine if restrictions are necessary.

Under a new water conservation policy, the city’s water and sewerage director can order mandatory restrictions when lake levels at Cross Lake fall below 166 feet or water from the city water plant exceeds 70 million gallons per day for 10 days.

Starting this week, the city is tracking the amount of water used at the plant. The city is currently pumping 75 million gallons per day.