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Water restrictions eased


John McCallum

Most public facilities green spaces such as the park at Golden Hills and Sunrise drives (left) and the Cheney School District's Crunks Field took a beating during the recent water restrictions, although some residential lawns maintained their color and health.

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 have been slowly climbing, thanks to residents efforts in adhering to restrictions, and had reached 20.23 feet around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 11.

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

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