LANCASTER, PA — The following statement is attributed to the City of Lancaster Bureau of Water, Department of Public Works:
“Dirt and debris in the Conestoga and Susquehanna Rivers following Hurricane Ida has affected water production, and the City of Lancaster Bureau of Water is currently operating at a 40% reduction in water production.
“In order to maintain water access for all 110,000 water customers, we are asking City of Lancaster water customers in Lancaster City, Manheim Township, Manor Township, East Petersburg, Millersville, East Hempfield, West Hempfield, Lancaster Township, East Lampeter, West Lampeter and Pequea to voluntarily conserve water over the next 48 hours.
“You should continue to use water as needed for drinking, cooking and essential cleaning. The water supply remains safe for consumption.
“Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Take short showers instead of baths. Avoid letting the tap run while brushing teeth or shaving. Do not wash your car, hose down sidewalks, or fill your pool.”
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