Craig, Alaska (KRBD staff photo).

City officials in the Prince of Wales Island town of Craig announced on Friday that residents no longer need to conserve water.

According to the announcement from the city of Craig, there’s now enough water in the city’s storage tank to ease conservation measures. Those were put in place after a system failure earlier this month let dirt into the pipes and left some without water.

Craig Public Works will continue to monitor water production and the level of the storage tank,” the announcement reads. “We will notify the public if the tank level drops significantly and we need to reinstate conservation measures.”

Until Friday, residents had been told to use as little water as possible while the tanks were refilling. 

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