Fairbury residents ordered to conserve water

Fairbury officials are ordering residents to conserve water after after "an excessive" amount of water was lost from the city's water tower. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Fairbury officials on Wednesday ordered residents to conserve water after after “an excessive” amount of water was lost from the city’s water tower.

Officials were alerted to the problem around 4 a.m. by the tower’s monitoring system.

The tower, which contains one million gallons at full capacity, measured below the 40′ necessary to maintain an adequate supply of water.

Mayor Spencer Brown ordered the residential use of irrigation water, car washing, filling of swimming pools, etc. (any unnecessary use) to cease until further notice.

Wednesday afternoon, officials told Channel 8 the water levels were rising once again, but that restrictions would likely continue into Thursday morning.

It’s still unclear what caused the sudden drop, by it is believed to be caused by an early-morning surge in demand.

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