POSTED: Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 8:14am
UPDATED: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 2:36pm
EPWU Issued 24-Hour Water Restriction
EL PASO - Mandatory water restrictions continue Sunday as El Paso Water Utilities works to update the community on a severe water shortage.
EPWU instituted restrictions Saturday, urging neighbors not to wash cars, shower, do dishes or wash clothes.
"The water system is still recovering from the freezing temperatures that caused damage to our facilities, and the rolling blackouts that EPWU participated in to conserve electricity," said EPWU spokeswoman Christina Montoya.
"In addition, several pipe breaks are being reported throughout the city as frozen pipes begin to thaw. This is causing the demand for water to be abnormally high, while reservoir levels remain low and equipment is still being repaired."
EPWU crews are working non-stop to repair and monitor the water system.
The agency said it would update the community on the water emergency throughout the day so look for updates on ktsm.com and on NewsChannel 9.