RIVERSIDE (AP) — Emergency repairs to a major drinking water line have officials in Riverside County asking residents to suspend all outdoor and non-essential indoor water use.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California says that more than 325,000 customers need to limit their water usage through Sunday so that the line can fill back up following repairs to a leaky valve.READ MORE: Police Pursuit Ends With Crash, 3 Arrests Thursday In Hollywood
The rationing request covers Perris, Moreno Valley and parts of neighboring cities including Riverside.READ MORE: Water Main Break Closes Part Of La Cienega Boulevard In West Hollywood
The Press Enterprise of Riverside reports that the 9-foot-diameter pipeline, which carries water from Northern California as part of the state’s redistribution system, should be back to normal by Sunday night.
With temperatures climbing and emergency supplies limited, officials say it is particularly important that water be used only for critical needs.MORE NEWS: South LA Residents Impacted By June 30th Botched Fireworks Explosion Still Dealing With Fallout
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