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La Salle water lines remain frozen

Posted by wlpo on March 21, 2014

Beneath the mud, the ground remains frozen and so are some of the water lines in La Salle.  Frozen services lines and a frozen water main had approximately 43 homes without water as recently as this month.

La Salle Public Works Superintendent Jeff Bumgarner said Friday most of the frozen lines are still frozen.  He says two people have called to say their lines thawed.  There could be more but he hasn’t heard from them.

Bumgarner believes the water main in the 1200 block of Lafayette Street is still frozen.  Homes in that area have been without running water since approximately February 11.

The city and several plumbers tried different strategies to thaw the lines with little success.  These days Bumgarner says they’re letting nature take its course and waiting for the ground to warm up.  He thinks that will take a few more days of sunshine and warmer temperatures.

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