City discovers cause of water usage spike

The city of Susanville has solved its recent water usage mystery — several users who suddenly upped their consumption.

According to a statement from the city, “After an investigation of the water lines through the city water supplies, the city of Susanville Water Department has not discovered any leakage. The determination of the sudden decrease in the water supply is the result of an incredible increase in usage.

“We have identified several sources of the most usage and will be reaching out to the users to ask that they limit their water consumption.

“As we continue to monitor this situation, we ask everyone on the city water supply to conserve as best they can. The water department will be publishing information on how to conserve water and avoid overuse.

“The city of Susanville will be implementing a significant reduction in watering to our parks and lawns throughout the city, effective immediately.”