Water cutback request lifted

A request for Carson City residents and government to cutback on water use has been lifted as scheduled, the city public works department said today.

The voluntary cutback this past weekend was the second of its kind since July and due to hot temperatures, declining creek flows and the reconstruction of the Marlette Lake water system " a significant source of water for the city.

"Your cooperation has helped to balance water production and demand at this time," the department said in a statement.

Carson City has more than enough water, but the system of pipes and tanks that deliver the water can't handle all the demand in the summer and is susceptible to problems caused by heat. The city uses more than five times the amount of water on a summer day than it uses on a winter day.

Regular summer water restrictions are still in effect through September and include: No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., no watering on Mondays and watering at most three days a week.

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