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Moorhead Public Service Rescinds Mandatory Watering Restrictions, Continues with Voluntary Watering Restrictions
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For Immediate Release on Thursday, November 18, 2021

 

Moorhead Public Service Rescinds Mandatory Watering Restrictions, Continues with Voluntary Watering Restrictions

 

Effective immediately, Moorhead Public Service (MPS) is rescinding mandatory water use restrictions for residents of both Moorhead and Dilworth, and is continuing forward with voluntary water use restrictions only. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has revised the status of the Red River Watershed in the Minnesota Statewide Drought Plan, indicating the Red River Watershed is now relaxing back to the Drought Watch Phase.

 

The Red River Watershed’s change back to the Drought Watch Phase represents a significant recovery from summer conditions that required mandatory restrictions. However, the Red River Watershed is still abnormally dry, and continued water conservation efforts are still needed. With this in mind, MPS is rescinding mandatory watering restrictions in favor of continuing forward with voluntary watering restrictions only.

 

At this time, Moorhead and Dilworth continue to have a sufficient supply of water to meet current demands. MPS will continue to provide updated information as needed.

 

For more information on Minnesota’s drought conditions, please visit:

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/climate/drought/index.html

 

For more information on water conservation, please visit:

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/watermgmt_section/appropriations/water-conservation-residents.html

 

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Please contact the following individuals for more information regarding this press release:

Marc Pritchard, Water Plant Supervisor

Moorhead Public Service

Phone: 218.477.8072

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Travis Schmidt, General Manager

Moorhead Public Service

Phone: 218.477.8084

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