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Water shortage brings summer restrictions in Lehi

First Published      Last Updated May 16 2014 04:26 pm

The Lehi City Water Division is calling it a "moderate" shortage, but the Utah County town nonetheless has decided to order restrictions ahead of a hot, dry summer.

Robert Ranc, assistant to the city administrator, said the community of about 50,000 will face Phase II, or "yellow" level water-use limitations during the June-September irrigation season.

Phase II guidelines ban sprinkler irrigation between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and additionally limit irrigation watering to three days a week. Odd-numbered addresses water on Monday, Wednesday, Friday; even-numbered addresses water on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; and all Lehi residents are allowed "spot watering" on Sundays.

However, "hard surface" washing in prohibited, except for health and safety reasons.

The conservation measures go into effect on June 1.

For more information on Lehi water restrictions, click on this link to visit the water division's website.


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