FALL RIVER — The City of Fall River is lifting restrictions on water usage.

The City put in place emergency restrictions due to a mechanical failure at the drinking water facility last week. Under the restrictions, residents were asked not to use excessive amounts of water for uses like watering lawns and filling pools.

Today, the City announced that short term pump system improvements have been put into place while long term repairs continue.

The City says over one million gallons of water per day were saved over the past week.

However, the City's Water Department does advise continued voluntary water conservation efforts.