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By John McCallum

Cheney water emergency forces irrigation shutdown -- UPDATED


Last updated 7/7/2017 at 1:11pm

The City of Cheney has enacted a mandatory lawn irrigation water shutdown for residents and businesses. The shutdown went into effect late Thursday afternoon, July 6.

City water resource manager Dan Ferguson said the bearings in Well No. 5's pump column seized up on June 29. Initially thought to be a quick fix at the top of the well head, when the contractor pulled the column apart on July 6 at the Presley Drive well, they found some of the lower bearings had seized as well.

"This will require removing as much pump piping and shaft as necessary to ensure that the problem has been corrected,...

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