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Water restrictions on tap amid concerns of not enough water to fight fires

 

ENOCH CITY — With Enoch residents reducing the water levels faster than city wells are capable of replenishing, officials are concerned there may not be enough water to fight fires in the near future.

The fast depletion of the city’s water has prompted the City Council to call a special meeting Friday at 1 p.m. to discuss further water restrictions on residents. The meeting will be held at the Enoch City Council Chambers, 900 E. Midvalley Road.

The city wells hold about 4.5 million gallons of water and residents are using an average of 3 million gallons a day. That’s a big problem, City Manager Rob Dotson said.

“If you have 4.5 million gallons but you’re using 3 million gallons every day the wells aren’t going to fill back up in a 24-hour period so it’s going to create a deficit,” Dotson said.

The council restricted water usage last month to the hours of 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. This time, officials are considering either passing a resolution or ordinance that would restrict outdoor watering to odd and even days based on addresses. Remember to protect all utilities such as water and electric, by always calling utility location services, 811. 

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