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The Sandy Fire District is asking citizens in town to avoid depleting water reserves, which may be required under emergency circumstances.

COURTESY PHOTO: UNSPLASH/DELIA GIANDEINI - Residents urged not to hose down. As some prepare to leave their Sandy homes under Level 2, "Get Set," evacuation status, many have resorted to hosing down their homes and structures in an effort to spare them from fire damage.

While this thinking is understandable, Sandy Fire Chief Phil Schneider says "at this point I'd rather not have people hosing down so much."

"The less watering you can do (will help us in the long run)," Schneider added. "The city is trying to shore up our water reserves in case we need them."

This does not mean people should be pulling back on water use inside, such as to do regular chores like dishes or laundry or use your shower, but people are urged to not use a lot of water on their yards or houses.


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