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Running Water Returns To Kemp

KEMP, Texas (AP) - Water service has returned to the city of Kemp.

On Sunday afternoon the water was turned off to the town of about 1,200 about 50 miles southeast of Dallas. City officials said the shutoff was due to an antiquated water system that needed repairing. The recent dry weather caused the ground to shift, putting pressure on the pipes which caused some to burst.

Mayor Donald Kile says some residents started getting water on Monday night and the rest of the town had service by Tuesday morning. Kile says though that there will still be restrictions with the use. He says there's to be no outside watering, no filling of swimming pools, no washing cars.

Residents are encouraged to boil water used for drinking, cooking and making ice until further notice.

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