Outdoor water use banned in Rifle | PostIndependent.com

Outdoor water use banned in Rifle

All outside water use in Rifle is banned until Monday or Tuesday, after the water line that connects the Graham water plant to the city’s main storage tank broke on Friday.

The ban could be in effect for up to a week, said Rifle finance department spokesperson Lynn Miller.

“But we hope to regain use by Monday or Tuesday,” Miller said.

Miller said the city informed residents of the watering restrictions with its reverse 911 telephone system, Channel 13 community television, and the city’s Web site at http://www.rifleco.org.

Miller said Rifle police are giving citations for illegal watering. The restrictions also apply to residents on the water system who live outside the city limits.

As of Friday afternoon, the 3-million-gallon main storage tank still contained water, but the city was working to conserve it. The water system also has two other smaller storage tanks.

Contact Lynn Burton: 945-8515, ext. 534


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