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PARK CITY, Utah -- Residents are being asked to cut back on
If the demand continues to exceed the supply, they may not be
given a choice later in the hot, dry months of July and August.
"Our flows are low," water manager Kathy Lundborg said.
Snowfall this winter was below average. Spring and early summer
have also been dry, prompting the city to declared a Stage I drought.
Residents and businesses have been asked to voluntarily cut back on
how much water they use.
Under normal circumstances, watering is limited to every other day
and prohibited from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Property owners who water more
frequently can be cited.
The voluntary restrictions ask residents and businesses to water
only every third or fourth day. City officials also suggested turning
off ornamental fountains and covering swimming pools to cut
Restaurants are being asked to serve water only when it is
requested by customers.
If the city declares a Stage II drought, lawn watering will be
limited to twice a week, no new landscaping can be installed and cars
can only be washed at facilities that recycle water.
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