City of Gallup restricts water use due to main break

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GALLUP, N.M. — The City of Gallup is asking citizens to immediately conserve as much water as possible after a major 30-inch line broke.

The city is asking citizens to conserve water until further notice after an important 30-inch line broke. Officials are asking citizens to do the following:

  • Run the dishwasher and laundry machines only with full loads
  • Do not let the water run continuously when hand-washing dishes
  • Have two full, half-gallon plastic water bottles in the toilet tank to reduce the flush water used
  • Take shorter showers

The city is also taking the following steps:

  • Prohibiting all irrigation at city facilities
  • Prohibiting all irrigation and outdoor water use
  • Imposing water restrictions and surcharges
  • Imposing a temporary moratorium on any or all new development
  • Prohibiting the washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, airplanes, or other mobile equipment other than a commercial carwash

If you have any questions, reach out to the City of Gallup’s Water Department at 505-863-1207.