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By John McCallum

Cheney water use curtailed

City officials hope to lift restrictions soon if reservoir levels are enough


Last updated 7/13/2017 at 8:30am

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 by replacing motor bearings, when the contractor pulled the column apart on July 6 at the Presley Drive well, they found lower bearings along the pump shaft had also seized up.

“This will require removing as much pump piping and shaft as necessary to ensure that the pro...

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