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Merritt well fails, residents asked to stop non-essential water use

Merritt well fails, residents asked to stop non-essential water use
Merritt well fails, residents asked to stop non-essential water use

The City of Merritt says repairs are underway after a major outage at the Voght Well led to calls for residents to stop all non-essential water use.

The city posted the notice Tuesday morning (July 9), adding that the directive is in effect until further notice. It says the outage affects the city’s water distribution system.

Residents are being asked to stop all non-essential water use, including lawn watering, until the pump is repaired. Repairs are reportedly underway.

“Conserve water by any means necessary. It is vital that we all work together to conserve water so that we can maintain our fire protection services.”

The notice states that city water is still drinkable.