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City of Farmington enacts stage one water shortage advisory urging residents to reduce water usage
FARMINGTON, N.M. – The Farmington City Council passed a resolution during last night’s council meeting enacting a stage one water shortage advisory urging citizens to reduce water usage by 10%. The advisory goes into effect today and will remain in place until further notice.
The water advisory is a result of recent drought conditions. Lake Farmington is the city’s public drinking water system supplied by surface water from the Animas and San Juan Rivers. The lake is currently at 97.98% of its capacity. However, low stream flows, combined with the prospect for continuing drought conditions and the lack of snow pack from last winter, prevents the City from replenishing the water supply.
The City of Farmington is asking residents to voluntarily reduce water consumption to lower the overall demand on the system and preserve the water in storage by practicing the following:
For additional tips on reducing water consumption, visit fmtn.org/drought.