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North Prairie Water Problem

North Prairie Water Problem

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A handful of North Prairie Rural Water users were still without water this morning after an incident Wednesday that has required plenty of work to fix.

A company boring in a cable hit the water line -- and in a spot where it was underwater as well -- meaning lots of work to try and get it fixed.

Jerome Olson is the operations manager with the district.

He says many different locations have required work deep underground to slowly bring water back to customers.

And in a bit of irony...it is the abundance of water in this area that has been keeping water from getting to customers the last few days.

(Jerome Olson - North Prairie Rural Water) "Because of the high water problems that this area is having the roads have been built up and built up and widened and there is water all over and it is because of the water situation so now we are digging in a road -- a bus route -- so we have to fill with gravel. This line wasn't in the road when it was put in, but it is in the road now and it is also 12 feet deep."

That's five feet deeper than when it was originally put in -- the road over the years has been raised five feet.

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