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Watering Restrictions Set in Eagle Mountain

Watering Restrictions Set in Eagle Mountain



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EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP) -- A voluntary conservation order kept Eagle Mountain residents from running out of water when one of the city's wells failed, but now that conservation plan is mandatory.

The city council voted unanimously to implement an emergency water conservation plan.

One of the city's three wells failed on Friday and experts believe it will take two to four weeks to fix it.

Initially residents were asked not to water outdoors at all. Now they will allow people to water their lawns for 20 minutes per home between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Homeowners with new sod or seed will be allowed to water twice a day every day.

Mayor Don Richardson says thanks to conservation by residents, the city's storage tanks are now full.

The new conservation plan will help maintain enough water for emergency firefighting and daily indoor use until the broken well can be fixed.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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