New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Water tower work puts pressure on city's pipes


June 8, 2020

Christian Martinez

 Work crews from Classic Protective Coating from Menomonie, Wisc., began work on the water tower during the week of May 25.

Recent water issues left New Rockford residents high and dry after a series of water main breaks and a pump malfunction. The majority of these breaks occurred after crews drained the water tower for interior work on Tuesday, May 27.

Neither the work crews or city personnel expected that draining the tower would pose a threat to the water supply. The city water system has a backup in place at...

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