FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Water main breaks blamed on temperature fluctuations has prompted Flint officials to ask residents and businesses to temporarily cut back on water usage.
The water conservation request is through Wednesday, the city said Friday in a release.READ MORE: Wayne County Man Wins $1M On Scratch Off Lottery Ticket
Main breaks have impacted water storage supply in a reservoir and elevated water tower, according to the city.READ MORE: No Charges Filed Against Roseville Police Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Man With Knife
Flint uses about 10 million gallons of water per day. Water main breaks since early January have increased water usage to more than 11 million gallons per day.
As the city works to complete construction of an additional backup water storage system, only one water storage system is in operation and includes the reservoir and the elevated water tower, according to the city.MORE NEWS: FDA Head: Baby Formula Factory Could Reopen By Next Week
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