UPDATE: The City of Mills has lifted the watering ban. The problem with the city treatment facility has been resolved, and you can again water your lawns.

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UPDATE: Here is the latest from the Mills Water Department...

Mills, Wyoming: The Town of Mills has opened a cross over valve shared with the City of Casper Regional Water system to fill our tanks. The city of Casper disinfects their water with Chloramines instead of Chlorine like the Town of Mills.

Proper treatment for chloramines will need to be done with this water before it can be used with Dialysis or fish aquariums. You may also notice a different taste and smell.

The mandatory Irrigation ban is still in effect.

A mandatory irrigation ban has been instituted for all customers served by the Town of Mills Water System. Customers are to refrain from irrigating their lawns with potable water until further notice. This includes all customers of the Town of Mills,

 “While our water distribution system has a mechanism to store water, we are very concerned about our ability to replenish the drinking water in the tanks.  Therefore, we are asking for no irrigation and general overall water conservation until further notice.” The request does not apply to those who use groundwater wells for their water source.

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The City of Mills has instituted a ban on all lawn watering and outside irrigation. The water treatment facility is, at least temporarily, not producing enough potable water for both the needs of the city and the watering of lawns.

An engineer is going to work on the facility Sunday afternoon, and the length of the ban is not predictable for now. Here is the official announcement from the city...

Mills, Wyoming: A mandatory irrigation ban has been instituted for all customers served by the Town of Mills Water System. Customers are to refrain from irrigating their lawns with potable water until further notice. This includes all customers of the Town of Mills,

 “While our water distribution system has a mechanism to store water, we are very concerned about our ability to replenish the drinking water in the tanks.  Therefore, we are asking for no irrigation and general overall water conservation until further notice.” The request does not apply to those who use groundwater wells for their water source.