Until further notice, Corry residents who tap into the city’s water supply are asked to conserve water, as officials try to determine how water is leaking out of the water system at an alarming rate.

The city’s water department issued a recorded reverse 911 call to water customers Sunday that said mandatory conservation measures would be in effect because the department is having trouble keeping up with the demand for water.

Corry City Administrator Gerry Dahl said the water department has been experiencing water issues for about three months. Over the weekend, however, the water level dipped very low, prompting the city to issue the call for conservation.

The city’s reservoir located near Corry-Lawrence Airport typically holds about 3.5 million gallons of water. That level dropped to 1 million gallons over the weekend, Dahl said.

“During the past week, the situation heightened our attention,” Dahl said.

See Monday, August 6, 2012 issue of The Journal for complete story.

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