Power has been restored at the Intake. Southwest Water Authority appreciates everyone’s cooperation. It will take a few days for the Southwest Pipeline system to return to full capacity. Southwest Water Authority would appreciate customers limiting high consumptive use.
Southwest Water Authority is Operational, All Customers are asked to limit high consumption for 48 Hours!
City of Hazen Requests All Residents to Conserve Water Until Issue is Resolved Today, June 22nd, 2016!
Due to a Power Outage, the City of Hazen is having water issues and ask that all residents conserve water until further notice. It is expected to take all day to resolve. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
The National Weather Service out of Bismarck reports of possible severe weather late this afternoon and evening.
- Damaging winds to 80 mph and large hail may occur across western and central North Dakota, along with an isolated tornado.
- At this point, the greatest threat is across northwest into central North Dakota (Williston to Washburn).
- The severe storms are expected to develop late this afternoon and early evening west, expanding south and east tonight.
Keep up to date with the weather at http://www.weather.gov/bis/ and stay safe.
Mercer & Oliver Counties are now under a Burn Ban that is only in effect when the Fire Danger Rating is High, Very High, Extreme and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued. Fire Danger Rating Map is found at: http://www.nd.gov/des/planning/fire-danger-awareness/ Scroll to middle of the page, look for “North Dakota Fire Danger Rating Map.”
Stage I Burn Ban means:
No controlled burns, no large pit fires and no burning garbage of any kind.
No throwing cigarette butts or anything out in a grassy area or any area that may start to burn.
No Special burning permission will be given for any reason.
You can have a Campfire in a developed recreational site or improved site, while always keeping an eye on it.
You can use grills and units that have an on/off switch in an area that you can safely operate without starting a fire.
When the Burn Ban is not in effect, we are asking that all controlled burns be reported to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, 745-3333, when the fire starts and then another call when the fire has been extinguished.
Thank You for using Common Sense and Always Burning Responsibly!
Mercer & Oliver Counties in North Dakota have lifted their Fire Bans as of Monday, April 18th, 2016!
The Mercer & Oliver County Fire Bans have been lifted due to significant moisture received over the weekend.