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Flooding forces water conservation for 450

Tribune Staff Report

About 450 residents serviced by the Cave Rock/Skyland Water Treatment Facility have been asked to cut down on their water usage for a few weeks.

A fitting broke Thursday on one of the pipes that sends the treated water out of the facility, causing some flooding damage at the plant. The service was temporarily shut down.

Although service has been restored, repairs still are being made and staff are operating the facility manually.

Carl Ruschmeyer, Douglas County utility engineering manager, said the facility has about half its normal capacity.

“We’re just asking people to assist the county by conserving water,” he said. “We will notify everyone when service is fully restored.”

The water quality is unaffected, according to Ruschmeyer.

“We are providing fully treated water,” he said. “The problem is exclusively capacity.”

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