FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release Date: June 28, 2021
The CITY OF FORT PIERRE and WEST RIVER/LYMAN-JONES RURAL WATER
*EMERGENCY WATER USE RESTRICTIONS*
Due to Mni Wiconi core pipeline leak in Ft. Pierre, the City of Fort Pierre and WR/LJ Rural Water are issuing system wide emergency water use restrictions for all users effective Monday, June 28, 2021 and continuing until further notice. WR/LJ will continue to work with the Bureau of Reclamation and Oglala Sioux Rural Water Supply System during this supply shortage situation.
It will be mandatory for our customers to conserve water to help WR/LJ maintain pressure throughout the system. During this emergency period, customers should not:
Use water for lawn irrigation
Wash pavement or other surfaces
Fill spray tanks
Use water for other unnecessary purposes
These emergency restrictions are necessary to ensure water is available for citizens, hospitals, clinics, businesses, livestock and other primary needs.
WR/LJ appreciates your understanding and support in reducing water use while the pipeline is being repaired.
Please contact the WR/LJ Rural Water office in Murdo if you have any questions. We will continue to provide updates as conditions change.