Water use restrictions on Layton residents have been lifted, the city announced this week, but residents are still being urged to conserve water.

The restrictions were imposed July 7 when a well failed.City Manager Bruce Barton said Wednesday the 390-foot deep well is back in service after the pump was lowered 20 feet.

, putting it back into the water. Water levels in the city's other wells have also stabilized, Barton said.

The city is still supplementing its water supply with water purchased from the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, according to Barton.

The city manager said the water conservation measures imposed by the city were not as effective as city administrators and the city council initially hoped.

Residents, businesses, and other large water users such as churches, schools and the city's park department were put on a water use schedule. Outside watering could only be done on designated days.

But that caused some problems, Barton said. Instead of spreading out water use, it concentrated it on certain days and times of the day, resulting in low water pressure.

Although the restriction on residents and businesses has been lifted, it remains in effect on large users. Schools, churches, and the park department still have to check with the city's water department for allotted watering times.

"We appreciate the cooperation of the residents and water users during the restricted watering times," Barton said.