Water Restrictions Imposed in Burlington

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(Jack Anderson, Burlington Public Works) “The system’s kind of stressed and we’re using more water than we’re taking in.”

A western North Dakota town imposes mandatory water restrictions.

Burlington – located just west of Minot – is feeling the heat of the growing drought in the region.

Jim Olson is live in Burlington with details on the water situation.

City officials are telling residents they can only water lawns every other day, effective immediately.
The problem is that the town receives a set amount of water per month from

the Northwest Area Water Supply system – and Jack Anderson of Burlington Public Works says Burlington is using more that it’s supposed to.
He says lawn watering is a big drain on the water reserves stored in the tank above the city.
The level in that tank has been dropping.

(Jack Anderson, Burlington Public Works) “Right now we’re running at a lower level than I’d like to have this time of year in case we have a fire, then we would really be stressed to keep the tank full. So we’d like to have people help us out by cutting back a little bit.”

Anderson says a good rainfall would do wonders for the situation – watering everyone’s grass naturally and reducing the strain on the water supply.

But for now, Burlington residents are required to water lawns only every other day – even numbered homes Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, and odd numbered homes Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

 

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