Water supplies restored in Wakayama City

Town water is flowing again in the city of Wakayama, western Japan, after workers installed a temporary bypass for a collapsed pipeline bridge.

The city resumed supplies on Saturday morning after an outage of six days. The temporary pipeline has been attached to a nearby bridge.

At one household, brownish water gushed from an outside tap at 8:30 a.m.

Officials are warning people not to drink tap water for the time being as it could be turbid. They are also asking residents to limit their water use.

The pipelines over the Kinokawa River collapsed on Sunday, cutting off water to about 60,000 households, or nearly 40 percent of the city.

Officials are monitoring the new supply and plan to post notices on the city's website and social media when they confirm it is safe to drink.