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Carmel Residents Urged to Curtail Non-Essential Water Usage

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CarmelA section of residents in the Town of Carmel are being urged to voluntarily curtail all non-essential water usage.

Town Engineer Richard Franzetti informed Carmel Water District 12 Farmview Estates residents last week the town’s contract operators, Inframark, advised current water usage was “overtaxing” wells that supply water to the district.

Franzetti stated the town’s Engineering Department had inspected its water facilities and concluded the excessive usage was not due to a leak.

“Therefore, it is apparent that the demand is due to water usage by the district’s residents,” Franzetti stated.

To deal with the situation, Franzetti said the town will be required to truck in water “at significant cost” that “will be borne by all residents.”

Franzetti is also asking residents to take certain steps to keep water usage at a minimum, including: fixing any leaking plumbing fixtures, such as toilets and valves; eliminating washing of motor vehicles, structures and driveways; reducing irrigation of lawns and gardens; and filling pools only during off peak hours and over a several day period.

“If water usage continues to remain high, it may become necessary to impose mandatory restrictions in order to protect the viability of the water system’s supply wells,” Franzetti stated.

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