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City of Lee's Summit Requests Voluntary...
City of Lee's Summit Requests Voluntary Water Usage Restrictions
July 3, 2012
Due to increased water demands, decreasing storage levels and an emergency with a Kansas City water facility, the City of Lee’s Summit Water Utilities Department is currently requesting customers to voluntarily reduce their use of water.
This request is necessary in order to ensure an adequate amount of water supply remains available for domestic needs and fire protection.
Lee’s Summit has contracts to purchase 21.5 million gallons a day from the cities of Kansas City and Independence . Due to a power outage at a Kansas City pump station, Kansas City is unable to deliver approximately 7MG of water a day to Lee’s Summit. Kansas City crews are working to restore their pump station.
This pump station failure, combined with high water demands during the last few days, has resulted in the need for Lee’s Summit to ask customers to voluntarily reduce their water usage.
If voluntary reductions are not effective at curtailing the peak water demands, mandatory restrictions may become necessary.
Customers are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:
• Minimize water use whenever possible.
• Stop the use of sprinklers and irrigation systems
• If necessary, water plants, trees and landscaping using a hand-held watering can or with a hose that has a hand-operated trigger mechanism.
• Leave hoses or faucets running
• Use soaker hoses
Customers will be notified through local media outlets and the City’s communication methods, including the City’s website at www.cityofls.net, Nixle and LSTV, when normal water operations can resume or if mandatory restrictions become necessary.
For more information, call the City’s Water Utilities Department at (816) 969-1900.
Kansas City and surrounding communities have issued a boil advisory. Lee's Summit is not participating in a boil advisory at this time. Once the lab results have been received, Lee's Summit will make a decision whether or not to issue a boil advisory
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