Minot, N.D. – According to the statement, all residents should avoid watering lawns or washing cars outside for the time being.
Officials needed to see water use drop by two million gallons a day, but the area only cut it back by about a half million.
They now say that reservoirs are nearing dangerously low levels, and if pressure in the system drops to zero the area may go under a boil order.
These restrictions are not just for Minot residents, but all rural communities that use Northwest Area Water Supply.
The restrictions are for North Prairie Regional Water District customers as well.
Crews are scheduled to be repairing one of the wells on Monday.