Carlisle lifts water restriction

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CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – A mandatory water conservation effort in Carlisle has been lifted.

The Longs Gap Road Water Plant Facility is back online, the borough announced Wednesday afternoon.

Equipment for filtration, water distribution and treatment has been repaired.

The Department of Environmental Protection issued a mandatory conservation notice last Thursday morning after flooding conditions in the basement of its Carlisle plant caused an operational malfunction.

During the conservation effort, residents of the borough were asked to only use water for drinking, cooking and bathing.

The borough will monitor its water supply over the next few days and may supplement water from surrounding municipalities if necessary. Work is not yet complete on bringing all systems and equipment online. Additionally, officials will further investigate the causes of the flooding and evaluate the response to the situation.

Due to the DEP’s disinfection start-up criteria, combined with the plant being out of commission since last Thursday, residents may notice a chlorine taste or smell over the next few days.Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.

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