Lemoore City Council approves emergency proclamation following water tank rupture

City leaders hope limiting outdoor watering will help water systems across Lemoore from losing pressure.
LEMOORE, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Lemoore City Council has approved a local emergency proclamation following last week's water tank rupture.

The proclamation includes an order for businesses and residents within the city to stop all outdoor watering.

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City manager Nathan Olson issued the proclamation last Tuesday after a massive water tank accident that killed one person and injured another.

More than 1.5 million gallons of water were lost in the rupture.

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City leaders hope limiting outdoor watering will help water systems across Lemoore from losing pressure.

Repair crews hope to have the water tank back up and running sometime this week.

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