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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 June 1 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 still remains at nearly 100% of its capacity. However, low stream flows, combined with the prospect for continuing drought conditions and the lack of snowpack 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.