Stevensville water restrictions in place after well fails

Posted at 4:42 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 19:52:27-04

STEVENSVILLE – Stevensville residents are being asked to conserve their water after a well failure earlier this week.

Public Works Director George Thomas said there was sand in the well, which caused it to fail.

There are five wells that supply the town with drinking water. The well that failed is adjacent to the Twin Creek neighborhood.

The restrictions started at 5 p.m. Thursday night.

Town leaders say water needs to be conserved in case of a fire or other catastrophe.

Here are the conservation practices you are being asked to follow:

  • Suspend all lawn irrigation. Turn off automatic systems and refrain from watering with a hose.
  • Shorten shower times and also be aware of how much water you use while bathing.
  • Suspend all recreation water use, including sprinklers and swimming pools.

Stevensville Mayor Dewey says a new pump will be installed in the well by Thursday of next week and water restrictions will be lifted at that time.