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10/05/07 - MARSHALL

Water Restrictions in Place in Marshall

The City of Marshall is putting asking residents to conserve water after some difficulties in the city's new water treatment system.

Authorities say the water treatment plant is operating at a reduced capacity while adjustments are being made.

Officials say the restrictions will last throughout the weekend and could be in place in to next week. They say the city's water is completely safe to drink.

Everyone in the community will be required to avoid using water for non-essential purposes. 

Persons who use water for non-essential purposes are subject to being fined.  The fine is up to $2,000 each day a violation occurs.

Non-essential uses of water include the following:

  • Irrigation of landscaped areas, including parks, athletic fields, and golf courses;
  • Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane, or other vehicle;
  • Use of water to wash down any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
  • Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
  • Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street;
  • Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools or Jacuzzi-type pools;
  • Use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life;
  • Failure to repair controllable leaks within a reasonable period of time after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak; and
  • Use of water from hydrants for construction purposes or any other purposes other than fire fighting.

Marshall Water officials say if you have any questions or need additional information or would like to report a violation, please contact the Water Utilities Department at 903-935-4485 or City Hall at 903-935-4421.

Cody Lillich, Reporting. clillich@kltv.com

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