Bay City no longer in local state of emergency - WNEM TV 5

Bay City no longer in local state of emergency

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On Monday Bay City was able to locate and isolate a major water main break, city officials said.

The water treatment plant was able to generate water reserves and regain about 70 percent of the water reserve that was lost.

The city is no longer in a local state of emergency, city officials said. Businesses may resume to normal operations.

The city is continued to ban the use of water for the purpose of watering plants, washing sidewalks and other outdoor hard surface areas, filling swimming pools, using water for fountains or ponds and washing vehicles, for most of the day on Tuesday.

However, commercial car washes were permitted to resume to normal operations because the majority of the water they use is recycled water, city officials said.

The non-essential water ban applied to all consumers who receive their water from the Bay City Water Treatment Plant, which includes most of Bay County.

Linwood, Auburn and Frankenlust Township west of I-75 were not affected by the ban.

City officials lifted the water use restriction about 3:30 p.m. and said the water leak was fully contained.

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