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Polson residents can resume watering; some restrictions remain

by Lake County Leader
| August 3, 2021 11:04 AM

The city of Polson announced Monday morning that a citywide water emergency that included a ban on lawn watering and all nonessential use of municipal water has been lifted.

Water restrictions initiated prior to the July 24 emergency declaration remain in place. Those include “odd/even street address watering of residential and commercial lawns — to a maximum of 2/10 inch or one total hour, sunset to sunrise,” according to a city press release.

“Underground watering systems should be adjusted by an irrigation provider, if necessary, to assure compliance with these requirements,” City Manager Ed Meece said in the press release. “All residents and commercial establishments are cautioned against the unnecessary use of municipal water.

“The Public Works Department continues to monitor tank/reserve levels, several times a day to be sure that the municipal water system has adequate water supply for fire protection and effective operation. Likewise, the city is moving quickly to implement the approval of (the Montana Department of Environmental Quality) for temporary connection of well No. 8, adding new water capacity and reserve.”