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By John McCallum

Cheney water restrictions lifted

City imposes odd/even watering schedule conservation measures


Last updated 7/14/2017 at 9:17am

City of Cheney officials have relaxed water restrictions imposed on June 30 after one of its deepest and largest producing wells went down with a mechanical failure.

The failure, coupled with very hot weather conditions, sent water levels at the city's five reservoirs plummeting from a normal 25-28 feet to 11.7 feet on July 7. Those levels had been slowly climbing, thanks to residents efforts in adhering to restrictions, and had reached 20.23 feet around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

In a notification on its website, the city said it was allowing residents and businesses to resume irrigation under li...

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