An emergency executive order mandating water conservation in the city of Tuscaloosa was lifted Wednesday after crews were able to repair several breaks in municipal water intake lines this week.

The infrastructure damage was discovered Sunday morning after Tropical Storm Claudette caused major, widespread flooding in and around Tuscaloosa.

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The torrential rain caused several slope failures and other erosion issues that led to multiple breaks in the lines that bring water from Lake Tuscaloosa to a water treatment plant that serves water customers south of the Black Warrior River.

On Sunday, Maddox ordered all customers south of the river to begin immediate conservation efforts to give the city time to repair the broken lines.

The order has expired as of noon Wednesday.

"Thanks to the diligent work of our crew members to repair the waterline damage caused by Tropical Storm Claudette, we are able to lift the conservation order even sooner than expected," Mayor Maddox says. "We thank the water customers in the affected area for their cooperation over the last few days."

Water customers with any questions are asked to call Tuscaloosa 311.

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