Riverton’s Water Being Cut By Nearly 40 Percent
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Riverton’s water supply is being cut by nearly 40 percent because of drought conditions.
The Riverton City Council plans an emergency meeting Thursday evening to discuss ways to deal with the reduction.
The Associate Press reports that officials are considering using water from winter wells but think it may be more practical to ask residents to conserve water. Some ideas include cutting back on lawn watering and fixing leaky toilets.
City administrator Steven Weaver says the amount of water coming down the river is a record and lack of water will probably be a concern through the summer.
Residents in Lander are already being asked to conserve water by watering lawns at night and fixing leaky faucets.