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Lawn watering resumes in Cheney on a limited basis

UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

From staff reports

Cheney residents are now being allowed limited lawn watering starting Friday after a weeklong ban due to mechanical failure in the water system.

The city’s largest production well went down June 30, causing reservoir levels to drop, due in part to a heat wave.

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove announced Thursday a conservation plan to allow limited watering to protect supplies in five water reservoirs.

Lawn watering is allowed on even or odd days depending on whether the street address has an even or odd number.

Lawn watering is limited to 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. for automatic timed systems and from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. for hand watering.

The city asks to keep usage down even with the restrictions.

Garden and flower watering is allowed from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Use a soaker hose, drip system, or water by hand. Apply mulch.

The rules apply to residential, commercial and green space properties.

“I wish to thank all of the community members who followed the recent lawn watering prohibition,” said Trulove, “but there is a continuing need for help from the community in preventing another reduction in the water levels in the reservoirs.”

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