Yankton residents asked to restrict water useYANKTON (AP) — Yankton officials are asking residents to restrict water use because of an equipment problem at a water treatment plant.
YANKTON (AP) — Yankton officials are asking residents to restrict water use because of an equipment problem at a water treatment plant.
City Manager Al Viereck says if residents cut back on non-essential activities such as watering lawns and washing cars there will be plenty of water for normal household use. About 14,500 people live in the southeast South Dakota city.
Viereck tells the media that normally the equipment malfunction wouldn't be a problem, but the demand for water this year is well above normal because of drought. He also says the company that manufactured the equipment has been out of business for 20 years, and a similar repair part that officials hope will work has to be sent from Phoenix.