The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission was forced to shut down a 60-inch transmission main for emergency repairs Thursday evening, forcing them to instate a water restriction.
Officials told CBS 3 Friday that the necessary repairs should be complete within 72 hours. In total, approximately 250,000 residents were affected by the restriction.
The transmission main delivers water from Provin Mountain Reservoir to Springfield and surrounding communities, according to Joyce Mulvaney, public communications manager for the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.
The commission instituted a mandatory water restriction for the following communities:
Customers should refrain from all outdoor watering activities, and be conscientious of non-essential water use, Mulvaney said.
"Customers are likely to see a drop in water pressure while repairs are ongoing," Mulvaney said, adding that the issue did not impact water quality.
Mulvaney said the water is safe to drink.
The commission will provide updates the public with additional information when it is available.
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