CHAMPLIN, Minn. - Water restrictions are in place for residents of the city of Champlin after a computer glitch caused water pressure and levels to drop significantly.
The city says the problem was quickly discovered and pumping was increased to regain water pressure, but loss of pressure has been noticeable for some residents. Some have also reported discoloration in some city water.
City officials have been working with the Minnesota Department of Health and have determined that the water is safe to drink. In order to regain normal water pressure the city is imposing restrictions on water including a ban on lawn sprinkling and private car washing.
These bans will remain in effect until water levels and pressure are brought back to normal, and are effective until further notice.
In addition to the water use bans, the city is requesting commercial car washes to stop operation during the ban and recommending residents not to wash clothes because of the discoloration of some city water.
The Champlin city web site will have current information on the situation and will be updated when the water restrictions end.
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