CLEAR SPRING - The Town of Clear Spring, the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Washington County Water and Sewer Department have lifted the "precautionary water boil advisory" issued Friday, though conservation measures remained, according to a news release issued Monday.
Clear Spring Mayor Paul Hose Jr. said that a mandatory water conservation order remained in effect Monday at 10 p.m. and likely would continue through today at the earliest. Hose said the source of a leak or leaks will be investigated further today.
"People have been conserving, and it is helping to get the tank back up," Hose said late Monday.
The mandatory conservation notice prohibits the use of water for purposes other than maintaining sanitary conditions and cooking, according to Monday's release. Prohibited uses include watering gardens and lawns, washing vehicles and filling pools.
The groups on Friday advised residents to boil water before using it for a few days because leaks had led to more treatment through a new filtration system and more maintenance, according to the advisory last week.