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Residents asked to stop outdoor watering in Oklahoma Panhandle

A Guymon official said two of the city's wells have failed and must be repaired.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Published: June 13, 2013

— Residents were asked Thursday to voluntarily stop outdoor watering and limit their indoor water use after two of the city's wells failed.

The electrical computer system failed in one well and the pump failed in the other well, Public Works Director Ivan Clark said.

“It was kind of a fluke thing,” Clark said. “We have not run out of water and we have our reserves.”

The second well should be operational by next week and the expected date for the other well is unknown, he said.

“It could be Thursday afternoon or next week,” Clark said.

Guymon is in the fourth year of a severe drought, he said.