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Temporary water restrictions take effect Wednesday

August 17, 2013

Needed repairs at the city water treatment plant will force Big Spring officials to ban all non-essential water use for a 36-hour period beginning Wednesday evening.

“In order for the City of Big Spring to perform essential upgrades to the water treatment plant, we will perform a 36-hour shutdown on water treatment services,” states a news release from Big Spring city offices. “To ensure that there is sufficient water for basic living necessities, the city manager will temporarily ban all non-essential water uses beginning Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at 9 p.m.”

Outside watering, washing vehicles, filling of swimming pools, flushing water lines, wetting ground for construction or any other non-essential uses of water will be strictly prohibited, the release stated.

Residents may experience inconveniences such as low water pressure or additional air in the water during this period, officials said.

Treatment plant operations are expected to resume at 9 a.m. Friday.

For more information, call the city public works department at 264-2501.

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