Water slow to reach residents

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Although the leak in Bridgeport has been repaired, many citizens still find themselves without water as of Saturday morning.

According to Bridgeport Community Relations Manager Amber Fogelman, it will take time.

“The water takes time to get through the lines, and the difference between yesterday and today is that more people are home, and the water was turned on about four hours later so we are working on a later time frame,” she said.

She added that the towers will likely not fill up until tonight when people are sleeping and not using water.

Residents are asked to conserve water. It is OK to shower and bathe, but residents are asked to refrain from doing laundry, running the dishwasher or any other activity that uses larges volumes of water until tomorrow.

A boil water notice is in effect. The city released a statement saying, “To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.”

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