MAPLETON (AP) — High temperatures and heavy use are stressing Mapleton's pressurized irrigation system.

The city has asked residents to voluntarily start following a watering schedule.

Mayor Laurel Brady says the city has had to use the voluntary schedule the past few years because the toll on the system leads to low water pressure.

The city is also looking into long-term fixes such as a new citywide system, but the immediate fix is to ask residents to follow the voluntary schedule.

It calls for residents in even-numbered houses to water on Monday and Thursday. People in odd-numbered houses can water Tuesday and Friday. City parks water on Wednesday and Sunday, while churches and city buildings get Wednesday and Saturday.