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City of Casper halts lawn watering

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Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 6:25 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - The City of Casper has urgently requested that everyone refrain from watering lawns or turf from now through Tuesday, August 10.  The water treatment plant is currently very low on treatment chemical and the next supply shipment is expected by Wednesday.

“Usage has dropped and we are grateful to everyone who has helped conserve,” stated Public Information Officer Beth Andress.  “Unfortunately, we continue to experience delays in receiving supplies of the chemical.  Our number one priority has to be having enough water for drinking and household purposes,” continued Andress.

Andress recommended hand watering flowers, new trees, and vegetable gardens.  Those with newly seeded and sodded yards should water only during evening hours.

On Friday, July 16, the Central Wyoming Regional Water System (RWS) issued a conservation request due to an equipment failure at a major water treatment chemical manufacturing plant.  The chemical enables the facility to treat an additional 18 million gallons of water per day needed to meet the water demand from irrigating lawns during the summer months.  That request was followed on July 28, with a 2 day a week watering restriction request.

Andress stated that the City would issue an update on Tuesday.  More information can be found at www.casperwy.gov.

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