Provincetown lifts emergency order after sewer system restoration


Provincetown restored its sewer system and lifted an emergency order that had forced the closure of most restaurants and all public restrooms since Thursday.

The crisis was resolved just in time for the start of Carnival week, a summer festival that draws up to 150,000 visitors to the small town at the tip of Cape Cod.

City Manager Alex Morse shared the news on Facebook just after 6 a.m. Saturday, writing that “the entire downtown vacuum sewer system has returned to stable operation and has managed the gradual increase in flows. at night from residential properties”.

β€œAt this time, ALL users can gradually begin to resume normal water use: the emergency sewer order is lifted!” Morse wrote.

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