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Sewer emergency order lifted in Provincetown ahead of weekend

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The sewer emergency has been lifted in Provincetown allowing restaurants and all residential users to return to normal water use.

“We are pleased to report that the entirety of the downtown vacuum sewer system has been returned to stable operation and handled the gradual increase in flows overnight from residential properties,” the Provincetown Health Department announced Saturday morning in a Facebook post.

The town is grateful to the public works department, the sewer engineers and operators, and local septic pumping companies “for their long hours and hard work to ensure this unfortunate storm impact could be swiftly repaired,” Town Manager, Alex Morse said.

Good morning Provincetown! We are pleased to report that the entirety of the downtown vacuum sewer system has been...

Posted by Town Manager Alex Morse on Saturday, August 13, 2022

Provincetown officials announced a significant update in the efforts to bring the town’s sewer system back on line, Friday night.

This update comes nearly two days after the Cape Cod town forced shutdowns and declared a state of emergency for all properties on the town’s vacuum sewer system after a storm damaged equipment and the system lost pressure, officials announced Thursday.

Restaurants were told to cease operations immediately, public restrooms closed, and residents were ordered to limit water use.

Restaurants, public restrooms closed after Cape Cod town declares sewer emergency

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