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Ruidoso imposes phase 5 water restrictions

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Ruidoso,NM - The Ruidoso Village Council has voted to impose Phase 5 water restrictions.

The restrictions were put in place because of the ongoing drought and the effects of a forest fire that prevented reservoirs from being refilled.

Utilities Director Randall Camp says the Little Bear Fire damaged the watershed, and made it impossible to use storm runoff to fill reservoirs.

Under Phase 5, use of sprinkler systems and garden hoses is prohibited, except for vegetable gardens and fruit trees.