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Water crisis rocks Lehi

LEHI, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The city is passing out fliers to every resident, letting them know if they don't change their ways some neighborhoods could be out of drinking water as early as Friday.
LEHI, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Look around the city of Lehi and you see beautiful green lawns. You would never know they were in the middle of a water emergency. Some residents don't even know. That's why the city is passing out fliers to every resident, letting them know if they don't change their ways some neighborhoods could be out of drinking water as early as tomorrow.

Anna Morales got one on her door yesterday and couldn't believe how serious the situation had become.

"I was shocked because I hadn't heard anything prior to that," Morales said.

The city was shocked too when all the sudden Lehi's drinking water had all but disappeared.

“One of our water tanks was at 6 feet then the next day it was at 2 feet,” said Derek Todd, Lehi City administrator.

Lehi has two water systems - their culinary drinking water that comes from wells within the city - and the pressurized irrigation system that comes from wells, canals and reservoirs.

The irrigation water should be used for just watering lawns, but because of the drought we're in that water is running low.

“The problem comes because when people hear there's a drought they start using, evidentially, the culinary system to water their lawns. They may not have as much pressure in their irrigation system they bring a hose off a facet in their house and water their lawns," said Todd

Just driving around town we saw people watering their lawn with hoses attached to their house.

To curb the water loss the city is asking residents to not water their lawn using culinary water, to water only after 6 p.m. And follow the odd, even watering days.

"I understand people want their lawns to be lovely, but in the end it's more important we have water to drink," said Morales.

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