LINCOLN -- New water rates go into effect for this summer, so the more you use, the more you pay. During times when voluntary water restrictions are in effect, the city of Lincoln wants you to stay at about 50 gallons of water per day. That's about 1,500 gallons per person. Sounds like a lot, but the average per person use in the summer is more than twice that much. The city is getting in front of anticipated dry weather and the need to voluntarily restrict water use by coming up with the higher rates for higher use. As Public Works Director Miki Esposito puts it, "It's meant to incentivise conservation."