Culinary water pump fails in Providence City, city restricting its own water use

Providence City has stopped watering its city parks and is asking its residents to slow the use of culinary water for lawns and gardens until a well can be fixed. According to Providence City Mayor John Drew, a well that provides culinary water to the city failed Thursday morning.

“The source of the problem was determined to be a fluctuation of electrical power,” says Drew in a statement Thursday evening. “We are working with our electrical supplier and their technicians to replace to motor and pump.”

In the meantime, the city has been able to arrange additional water for residents through an agreement with the Board of Directors of Spring Creek Water Company, one of two irrigation companies in Providence.

The city will be able to use additional water from Providence Canyon until the pump can be fixed. For those who have shares in the Spring Creek Water Company, Drew assures them that there is adequate water flowing from the canyon,

“We expect that it will take about one week to affect the repairs and get the well back up in service,” says Drew.

For any additional information about the well failure, or limiting water use, residents are encouraged to call the city office at 752-9441.

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