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Pump failure prompts irrigation restrictions in Enderby

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August 24, 2017 - 1:15 PM

ENDERBY - A pump failure has forced the City of Enderby to impliment temporary watering restrictions.

The City is asking its water customers to avoid irrigating on this evening of Aug. 24 and tomorrow morning, Aug. 25, according to a media release.

This restriction applies to all properties which are normally allowed to irrigate under normal watering restrictions, officials say. Despite the restriction, hand watering of gardens, plants, and flowers is permitted during this time, as will other normal domestic, business and institutional uses.

The peak hourly demand on the City’s water system occurs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

"Due to the pump failure, the City is down to a single source which is not sufficient to keep up with peak hourly demand at this time of year," chief administrative officer Tate Bengtson says in the release. "It is anticipated that the pump will be repaired by the afternoon of Aug. 25."

"By restricting irrigation, the water production rate should be sufficient to keep up with the demand rate, and will ensure that there is water for essential needs and fire flows," Bengtson says.

Water quality shouldn't be impacted during the pump repairs.

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