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Water Pumps Back on-Emergency Order Still in Effect, tom.arthur

(KLIX) -Power has been restored to Twin Falls water pumps. At around noon city officials lifted the emergency order. Slowly major industrial water users are being allowed to restart production. Other businesses and restaurants are allowed to use water, however they are asked to still use it conservatively. There is an injunction baring people from irrigating until Thursday. Until then residents cannot use sprinkler systems. The city hopes to have the reservoir system replenished by then.

Earlier Twin Falls officials declared an “emergency” in Twin Falls city. Four pumps that furnish a major part of the city water had been down all night due to power line damage from heavy winds. Residents are asked to use only the water needed. Please turn off all sprinklers and and non-essential use of water. We will be talking to Twin Falls PIO Josh Palmer about the latest with the city water situation on Top Story at 8:05.

Twin Falls city officials are telling residents on the city water system to refrain from using water at this time. Heavy winds yesterday afternoon blew down some power lines that operate the four pumps at the Blue Lakes water source. Idaho Power crews have been on the scene all night but the heavy winds made repairing the downed lines difficult. Officials say if the city runs clear out of water there would be no water to fight any fires. Officials say the situation is close to critical and ask all residents to refrain from using water this Tuesday morning. We will have more information as soon as it is available.

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