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Water Main Break In Clear Lake Forces Limited Water Use

January 28, 2014, 9:55 PM by Jared Ransom

Water Main Break In Clear Lake Forces Limited Water Use
CLEAR LAKE, SD -

Clear Lake's City Superintendent got a call at 4:00 a.m. with only five houses without water, but then a water main break in town got worse.

"Getting equipment in has been a real challenge today (Tuesday) with the cold weather, getting equipment running and everything moved in. We started digging it out and some more pipe let loose, so now we're without water again on the whole town," Clear Lake's City Superintendent Don Ebbers said.

The repairs are taking place right in front of Arnold Lorensberg's home. It didn't take him long to figure out what was going on.

"We usually get up about 6:00 in the morning and then shortly there after we noticed we didn't have any water," Lorensberg said.

The busted pipe is keeping water from the city's water tower and any water use will now lessen the entire city's supply.

"No, we've had water breaks down here before, but we've never had an outage like we had this time," Lorensberg said.

"We had one that we couldn't get any valves shut down because they were all frozen up, and that's what we've been fighting against today," Ebbers said.

Even with the break, Lorensberg and his wife are not suffering completely. They have some reserves.

Lorensberg: "One thing that helped us is I have a water purifier. So, we had that water to go on for drinking."
Jared Ransom: "Has that run out yet?"
Lorensberg: "Well, it's getting close to running out."

In order to get everything back to normal for Lorensberg and the rest of the city, it will take a lot of work in sub-zero temperatures.

"If we can get a repair clamp on, it's fairly simple and straight forward. This is going to be a lot more because we had a bunch of pipe that blew away, and we're going to have to reconstruct what's underneath the ground," Ebbers said.

Ebbers was optimistic when he said repairs would be finished by the end of the day Tuesday, but he says that everyone in Clear Lake needs to conserve their water as much as possible until he is absolutely sure the proper repairs are made.

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