Water system at its limit in far east Fayetteville

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High water usage in far east Fayetteville has led some residents to experience reduced water pressure as they prepare for work in the morning.

As a result, the city’s Utilities Department is asking residential and commercial water customers from South Habberton Road to the east in and around Goshen to adjust their landscape watering schedules to occur between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Officials said heavy summer water demand and rapid growth in east Fayetteville have contributed to the condition, but adjusting morning irrigation schedules to happen at night should allow the water system to recover before the morning rush.

The water is still safe to consume and use, according to Tim Nyander, Utilities Director. The request is simply for residents to make the change to help out those with lower water pressure in the mornings.

Nyander said the 2017 Water Master Plan update includes a plan for the east Fayetteville service area to be fitted with larger water lines and increased water storage. The $13 million project is scheduled to begin this summer and should be completed sometime in 2022.