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(Neb)-Voluntary Water Use Reduction Today In Chadron  Listen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 05/14/2019 10:56 AM
The city of Chadron is asking residents to limit their water use as much as possible because of work being done related to the renovation of the city's west water tank.

       City Utilities Superintendent Tom Menke says the work will temporary cut off access to the city wellfield, sharply reducing the inflow to the city water system.


Menke says the request to limit water use runs all day. He thinks the work might be done in 4-to-5 hours, but the contractor asked for 9 to be on the safe side since some of the valves likely haven't been turned in over 50 years.

      Chadron has been relying strictly on its east storage tank for several weeks while work on the west tank progresses. Menke says the east tank is full and can handle almost any occurrence today, with the "almost" the reason for voluntary water use restrictions today.

    Menke says the city will be making every effort possible to minimize any disruptions, but that to help make sure enough water remains in storage for an emergency such as a major fire, residents are being asking to forego watering lawns, washing cars, and washing clothes today - if at all possible.


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