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Ban on outdoor water use – Purcell Register

Ban on outdoor water use – Purcell Register
Ban on outdoor water use – Purcell Register

The Purcell Register

The City of Washington has enacted a ban on outdoor irrigation, effective immediately.

On Thursday, June 27, at 12:38 p.m., an email was sent to residents asking them to “not use outdoor water for any purpose, including lawns, gardens, and car washing.”

Violators of the ban will be fined $200 by the city.

Anyone wishing to report violations is asked to contact Susan at [email protected].

Anonymous reporters are asked to provide the address of the resident who is violating the rules.

Washington residents were previously subject to even- and odd-hour water rationing, but acting Mayor Duane Branham said the extreme heat and water shortages made the current regulation inadequate.

The new ban applies until further notice.

Brad Beller, head coach of the Washington Football Team, said they were forced to use fracking tanks and collect water from area ponds to irrigate the football field.

Washington’s water supply comes from wells, but due to their enormous growth, they cannot keep up with the water supply.

Newcastle, Blanchard and Goldsby are plagued by the same problems.

Branham said they have received some grants over the past two years, but progress on the problem is painfully slow.

“We are doing our best to get the matter under control,” he said.

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