Emergency Water Restrictions in Effect in Riverside County After Pipeline Leak

A leak in a high-pressure water pipeline has prompted a temporary emergency ban on watering across a large section of western Riverside County this weekend, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

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The leak was discovered in Colton and affects about 325,000 Riverside residents, the newspaper reported on its website.

Residents will have to rely on local water supplies until 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the Press-Enterprise, and officials have asked residents to curb water use indoors and outdoors until the ban is lifted.

The affected communities include: Perris, Moreno Valley, Sunnymead Ranch, Orangecrest, Woodcrest, Mission Grove, Lake Mathews, El Sobrante and Eagle Valley. Parts of Mead Valley and March Air Reserve Base and a southwest section of Riverside were also placed under the emergency restrictions, the Press-Enterprise reported.

This story aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Saturday, May 10, 2014.