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Edinburg --- The City of Edinburg is asking all citizens to be extra attentive about their use of water for the next two weeks. Starting today, residents are asked to forgo on watering their yards unless absolutely necessary. The request is due to a system failure within Irrigation District No. 1, which is a major water provider for the City.
Edinburg Utilities Director, Arturo Martinez says, “Right now our demand is much higher than what the irrigation district can provide. That’s why we need all of our residents to conserve as much as possible for the next two weeks.” That is the amount of time that it will take us to recuperate back to the normal reservoir level.
Customers with timed sprinkler systems are also urged to turn them off during this crucial time period.
Edinburg is currently in Stage 2 Water Conservation, meaning citizens with an address that ends in an odd number may water the lawn on odd number days of the month and people with an address that ends in an even number may water on even number days of the month. All irrigation must be done between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
However, Martinez says because of this emergency residents need to conserve even more. He urges the publics help in order to avoid having to impose a Mandatory Stage Three Water Conservation Mode.
Martinez says fire protection will not be a problem during this time period. TBB