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Water-use emergency lifted for Bay City area

August 12, 2014
Associated Press

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A water-use emergency has been lifted in the Bay City area where a large water main break drained up to 20 million gallons of water.

The Bay City Times reports ( ) officials lifted the emergency on Tuesday morning for the city of 35,000 and much of the surrounding county. A ban remains in effect for non-essential uses such as lawn watering and car washing.

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

They announced Monday they likely had found the source of the problem, a 24-inch water main that ruptured near the city's wastewater treatment plant. They said water made its way into an abandoned, 36-inch storm pipe that discharges into the Saginaw River.


Information from: The Bay City Times,



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