ELLIS -- A large water main break Friday morning left Ellis residents' water taps dry for approximately four hours.

There are no shut-offs in the area where the break occurred, and the water tower had to be shut off to save water, Ellis City Clerk Amy Burton said.

The entire city was affected, and residents were without water from approximately 8 a.m. to noon

The break has been repaired fully and the water turned back on, she said.