Lake of the Woods, CA (Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 4:40 p.m.)—An emergency water shortage has been announced by the Lake of the Woods Mutual Water Company. Manager Diane Gustafson called The Mountain Enterprise newspaper Tuesday afternoon to ask for help in alerting LOW customers that conservation measures are needed at this time because the storage tanks for the system have fallen significantly.
“Effective immediately,” Gustafson wrote in a notice to the public, LOWMWC customers are on an odd-even water conservation system: “Those with street numbers with an odd last number will water [yards] only on odd days of the month and those with even last numbers in their addresses will water only on even days of the month.”
“This conservation step is necessary because the company cannot continue quality service at current consumption rates,” the notice says, adding, “This conservation measure will be enforced.”
Gustafson said that this notification will be taken door-to-door to homes throughout Lake of the Woods.
Gustafson said the “north” storage tank has only six feet of water in it. She indicated it may be necessary to drill deeper wells to try to obtain a better water supply.
We will seek more information and report it in this week’s print edition of The Mountain Enterprise, on the streets on Thursday morning.
This is part of the April 26, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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