Read Now: City of Minot on Mandatory Water Restriction

Users of Minot’s municipal water are being instructed to restrict water usage. This restriction is for any outdoor use such as lawn watering or car washing. Effective Friday, May 20th, this restriction will include, in addition to lawn watering and personal car washing, any commercial car washing or irrigation use. Failure to comply with the water restriction can result in a fine of up to $1,500 or having your water shut off in accordance with City ordinance.

The well lines that were damaged earlier this week have been repaired, however, due to the public not following the water restrictions, the water plant is only able to maintain the usage of the area and not gaining on filling the reservoirs in preparation for a mandatory cutoff of the Sundre water line next week.

The Sundre well line that supplies well water to the Minot Water Treatment Plant will be taken off-line for flood protection construction. The water restriction is mandatory, and will remain in effect through Thursday, May 26, and applies to items such as watering a lawn, washing a car and any non-essential water use. This will include any car wash business, residential, or governmental and recreational use.“We really appreciate the public restricting their water use as the work by the Water Treatment Plant requires crews to redirect this waterline through a new floodwall for the flood protection system at the water plant,” said City Public Works Director Dan Jonasson. “These water lines that feed untreated water to the plant, as well as the flood walls going in around the plant, are critical pieces of our City infrastructure – and it is important that they work together in the same space. We anticipate that the coordinated construction effort in this area will mean only a few days of restricted use.”

“We really appreciate the public restricting their water use as the work by the Water Treatment Plant requires crews to redirect this waterline through a new floodwall for the flood protection system at the water plant,” said City Public Works Director Dan Jonasson. “These water lines that feed untreated water to the plant, as well as the flood walls going in around the plant, are critical pieces of our City infrastructure – and it is important that they work together in the same space. We anticipate that the coordinated construction effort in this area will mean only a few days of restricted use.”The City of Minot will use water from other wells connected to the treatment plant during this time period, to allow for the normal consumption of indoor water use, but this source is limited and will limit the amount of water the city is able to treat. The mandatory water restrictions apply to residents, businesses, NAWS system users, Minot Air Force Base, rural water and any user of the Minot Water Treatment Plant.

The City of Minot will use water from other wells connected to the treatment plant during this time period, to allow for the normal consumption of indoor water use, but this source is limited and will limit the amount of water the city is able to treat. The mandatory water restrictions apply to residents, businesses, NAWS system users, Minot Air Force Base, rural water and any user of the Minot Water Treatment Plant.

Josh Wolsky

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