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City of Altus puts emergency water use restrictions in place

For the last month, a board of eight elected freeholders has been meeting every Monday to...
For the last month, a board of eight elected freeholders has been meeting every Monday to discuss potential changes to the City Charter in Altus.(KSWO)
Updated: Feb. 21, 2021 at 2:14 PM CST
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ALTUS, Okla. (TNN) - UPDATE 9:03 p.m. - Emergency use restrictions are no longer required in the City of Altus.

Emergency water use restrictions are in place for the City of Altus.

Due to an interruption in the supply of water from the city’s water source at the Tom Steed Reservoir, the City of Altus has a critical water shortage. Residents and businesses are advised to immediately cease non-essential water use until further notice.

In a press release, the city says it anticipates it may take 24 hours before water use restrictions can be lifted.

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