- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Most customers can restart their normal use of water in Mississippi’s capital city.

Jackson officials notified the public Monday afternoon that a water-conservation notice and a boil-water notice have been lifted for all but about 200 connections.

The restrictions were put in place last week after both of the water-treatment facilities experienced problems that caused a loss of pressure. One plant had an electrical outage and the other had a valve problem.

The city also reported last month that testing found elevated levels of lead in some homes, and it advised young children and pregnant women to use filtered or bottled water. That advisory remains in place. City officials say the water is safe but people should let the tap run for a couple of minutes before drinking the water.

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