New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Pipe bursts inside water plant, prompting emergency conservation order


October 4, 2021

The basement of New Rockford’s municipal water plant was full of water at 2:45 am on Tuesday, when water plant manager Rick Swenson came on the scene due to an alarm.

He carefully climbed a flight of stairs to assess the situation, then shut off a valve inside the plant. With water continuing to pour out, he turned off a shut-off valve outside the plant, under the sidewalk.

When even that wa...

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