Updated June 27, 2012: Crawford County Rural Water District #1 is working on its main water treatment plant and is asking customers to conserve water until Friday.
The district is replacing its 1,000 gallon high pressure tank for a 3,500 gallon tank. This is being paid for by a $408,000 stimulus grant. The district also has a $1 million grant they must pay back in 40 years.
The district does have emergency connections with the City of Frontenac and Rural Water District #3, and no customers are currently out of water.
Reported June 26, 2012: Crawford County Rural Water District #1 customers are being asked to conserve water and use as little water as possible from Wednesday morning until Friday.
The district is shutting down its main water treatment plant to install a new 3,500 gallon high service pressure water tank.
District #1 customers are being asked to hold off on excessive watering of yards or filling swimming pools during this time.
Chairman of the Board Tim Gintner tells us water will be available but they will be purchasing it from nearby districts, which will cost their district more money.
Gintner says the equipment is being paid for with left over stimulus money.
Gintner tells us District #1 covers 86 square miles in rural Crawford County.