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 (http://bit.ly/1lROyz8 ) 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, http://www.mlive.com/bay-city