The city of Hinesville issued a temporary limit on water usage at 10 a.m. Thursday, due to an "unknown breakage" in the city's sewage system.
"We are asking City of Hinesville water customers to stop all non-essential indoor water usage and temporarily limit water use by whatever means possible," said Hinesville spokesperson Krystal Britton.
The city is asking residents to curtail water usage by avoiding flushing toilets, pouring liquids down the drain, running dishwashers and washing machines and taking showers or baths, Britton said.
Residents are also asked to turn off automatic watering systems, she added.
Officials said they would cancel the limit request when the break is fixed, but were unable to say when that would be.