Banks, Government, Water

Banks suspends outdoor water use, limits indoor use amid ‘critical’ water shortage

Part of the city of Banks water system on September 6, 2017. Photo: Chas Hundley

The city of Banks issued a notice Wednesday morning halting all outdoor water use and limiting customers of the city's water system to health-related and food preparation needs.

The move, the city said, is due what the city called "extreme weather conditions," and applies to customers in and outside city limits.

The city started the week on Monday by moving to stage 1 of the city's water curtailment plan, but today is moving to stage 3, "Critical."

"Conserving water now, can help prevent additional and stricter curtailment measures," the notice sent by city recorder Angie Lanter, read.

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