The mandatory lawn irrigation shutdown for residents and businesses remains in effect. On June 30th the City lost one of its largest production wells due to mechanical failure. The City’s five water reservoirs were reduced to critically low levels; therefore, on July 6th an immediate lawn irrigation shutdown was enacted to help replenish the reservoirs. If everyone complies with the lawn irrigation shutdown, then reservoirs should be at a safe level to possibly provide restricted, limited lawn irrigation use in the near future.
Here is a reservoir levels graphic to illustrate various water levels. This graphic is for illustration purposes only; the City of Cheney actually has five reservoirs.
It is permissible to water vegetable gardens and flowers, preferably between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Use a soaker hose, drip system, or water by hand. Apply mulch.
It is anticipated that the failed well pump will be repaired within the next couple of weeks. We will keep you informed of the status of reservoirs and well repair.