City of Borger encouraging citizens to conserve water

The Borger Municipal Water System has experienced an average increase in consumption of approximately 10 to 15 percent in previous years. Conditions are appropriate to raise citizen awareness and increase water conservation efforts.Declining water levels in Lake Meredith have prompted the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority (CRMWA) to implement Stage 1 of their Drought Contingency Plan. In addition, the CRMWA also made the decision to discontinue all deliveries from Lake Meredith for the calendar year 2012. That decision reduces the City of Borger’s available water by approximately 100 million gallons during the traditional peak summer months.With an extremely dry spring and hot summer temperatures being forecast, the Borger Municipal Water System is requesting that citizens of Borger conserve water whenever possible. The City has approved construction of two new wells with one additional well still being planned but completion may take some time due to construction backlogs.A number of cities have already implemented various stages of their drought contingency plans. While the Borger Municipal Water System has considered such action, we feel that public education and voluntary conservation efforts are more appropriate at this time.There are a number of water conservation resources available on the Internet and the City of Borger web site will be updated to include water conservation information.In addition, KQTY will be presenting daily water saving tips. Please call the Water Treatment Plant at 806-273-0965 for any questions or comments about water conservation or water quality issues.Water is life!