Keep water customers in the loop

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 10, 2007

Municipal water systems often have low water output for various reasons. There are also times when you turn on your faucet and brown water flows out of it.

These things can happen in any municipality, and in some occur often, or even on purpose, as when a system is being flushed.

But many water authorities issue notices when such action is taking place. A simple postcard to each person who is billed for water usage would suffice.

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Residents in some parts of Selma have been dealing with low water pressure for some time now.

The situation is being remedied, or already has been. Still, for these customers, it would have been nice if a notice had been given that indicated they may have a problem.

After all, laundry days can be shifted, and other household functions changed if customers are kept in the loop on what’s taking place.

We encourage residents of Selma to adhere to water restrictions recently announced by Selma Water Works.

The restrictions have been issued due to the low water level caused by the recent drought.

No outside water should be used on Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays.

On days when outdoor water is used – such as for watering your lawn, washing your car or sprinklers – it should be between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

We also encourage the water board to notify its customers when they know there will be a problem with water pressure or when the system is being flushed.