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Bay City water-use emergency ends, car washing OK

Water-use emergency lifted for Bay City area, residents get OK to wash cars, water lawns
Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 12, 2014 at 7:29 a.m.

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Bay City residents can resume watering their lawns and washing their cars as the city’s water system returns to normal after a water main break drained up to 20 million gallons of water.

The Bay City Times (http://bit.ly/XfGJhq ) says officials lifted the emergency on Tuesday morning for the city of 35,000 and much of the surrounding county.

As reservoirs returned to normal levels later in the day, officials also announced that residents could use water for non-essential purposes like washing and watering.

Officials say crews discovered there was a major main break on Saturday.

They announced Monday they found the source of the problem, a 24-inch water main that ruptured near the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Replacement work is to start Wednesday.

Information from: The Bay City Times, http://www.mlive.com/bay-city


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