Saint John residents asked to conserve water
Residents and businesses on Saint John's west side are being asked to cut back on their water use this week.
A recent electrical fire damaged equipment that pumps water from the Musquash watershed to the Spruce Lake watershed.
Water recommendations include:
Only run full loads of laundry and dishes
Don't water lawns and gardens
Don't wash cars or driveways
Don't fill pools
Take short showers and don't fill bath tubs
During summer, water from Musquash is used to supplement the west side's system.
Damage to the equipment was evaluated Tuesday and will be again on Wednesday.
The city said disinfection equipment wasn't affected, so water is still safe.