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County places voluntary restrictions on water use

 

SARAH LOWERY

Staff Writer

 

Voluntary restrictions will soon be in place for Lincoln County water customers while new equipment is being installed at the treatment plant.

From 5 a.m. Oct. 7 through 5 p.m. Nov. 26, the plant will be at half capacity, county officials announced Friday. As such, residents are urged to help conserve water during this time to ensure there is an adequate supply.

Water users are specifically asked to refrain from lawn irrigation, filling or topping off pools, washing vehicles, pressure washing or using water from fire hydrants for purposes other than fighting fires or public emergencies.

The county is also requesting that residents further limit their water use to “essential use.”

Roughly $3.5 million worth of plant maintenance is currently underway. The Lincoln County Public Works Department previously received approval to move forward with the improvements, which will include a new screw press and building, sludge-handling equipment, chemical-storage and handling facilities and maintenance of the existing basins.

Construction began in March and is expected to continue through the end of February.

For more information or updates on the progress of the project, visit the county’s online emergency-alert system at: www.lincolncounty.org.

 

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