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May 08, 2017 - 2:55 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – Residents of Lake Country are asked to restrict their water use after flooding compromised two local water supplies.

The Urgent Water Notice issued today, May 8, advises against using water for irrigation or filling swimming pools until further notice.

“The flooding has compromised the Oyama Lake and Beaver Lake water supply,” Greg Buchholz, director of infrastructure services, says in a media release. “So we are relying completely on the lower lakes and must restrict everyone to domestic uses of water until further notice.”

Mayor James Baker says options are being explored to get the agricultural irrigation back in operation as soon as possible.

“Filling a sprayer is okay, but all farmers are being asked not to irrigate right now,” he says.

Residents are reminded that directing storm, ground or drainage water into the sanitary sewers overwhelms the system and could cause system failure.

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