Six weeks of water rationing in Cache has come to an end.

Cache Mayor Shawn Komahcheet opted Thursday to lift water use restrictions that had been in place since August after tests indicated groundwater levels in the city’s water wells were OK.

Komahcheet said part of the reason the water restrictions were put into effect in the first place was that the city did not have comparison information for the water wells to determine how much the drought — and subsequent increases in water demand — was affecting water levels.

   Councilor Danny Avra said Thursday that new tests indicated the water levels are good and that city residents can go back to using their water as they deem fit.

   Mandatory restrictions remain in place for users of water sold by Snyder and Frederick, as well as several rural water districts in Comanche and Tillman counties. Voluntary restrictions remain in place for users of Altus water.