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City of Flint announces reservoir water levels returning to normal after recent drop


FLINT, Mich. — The city of Flint announced that an additional backup water storage system is scheduled to begin operating later this year due to a recent drop in water supply.

On March 11, city officials asked residents to conserve water for five days after “recent extreme temperatures” caused water mains to rupture. In a release, the city said the outages affected storage supplies to Cedar Reservoir and water towers.

“Extreme weather changes often stress a city’s groundwater pipes, causing them to expand and contract to the point of bursting,” the release said. “When pipes rupture, water usage tends to increase, resulting in a reduction in the city’s storage supply.”

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