MOSCOW, Idaho-- The City of Moscow could run out of water if people aren't careful.
The water supply is stretched during summer months and now city officials say they are facing another issue.
One of the wells in having a mechanical issue and is out of service. That well accounts for 40% of the drinkable water for the city.
Crews are working to repair the well and the city is trying to meet the summer's high water demands.
The city says if people keep using water like they are the demand could exceed what the working wells can supply to residents.
Officials are urging people to cut down on irrigation, car washing, and other outside activities.
Businesses are asked to cut down as well.
If the demand continues to rise despite this warning the city may have to put a ban in place.
Crews are expected to be done with well repairs in the next four to six weeks.