Urgent water restrictions issued for Box Elder residents
BOX ELDER, S.D. — The City of Box Elder issued urgent water restrictions for Box Elder residents Monday due to the distribution system that is used to move water from Rapid City to Ellsworth Air Force Base being under repair because of a leak.
Box Elder has started to flow water into Ellsworth Air Force Base from its eastside water connection, but due to the increased demand and reduced volume, the City of Box Elder is implementing the following water restrictions for Box Elder residents and users living north of Interstate 90.
Residents and users are now required to immediately avoid lawn watering, car washes and running swimming pool make-up water. The restrictions apply to all account holders north of I-90.
Restrictions will remain in effect until the water disruption from Rapid City can be restored or when deemed appropriate by city administration.
Residents and users will be notified when the water restrictions are lifted.