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Water outage in rural DeKalb and Daviess counties

An issue in a water line has nearly 2,000 people in rural DeKalb and Daviess counties without water.

Posted: Aug 4, 2018 7:25 PM
Updated: Aug 4, 2018 11:22 PM

(ALTAMONT, Mo.) An issue in a water line has nearly 2,000 people in rural DeKalb and Daviess counties without water.

The Missouri Rural Water Association has been working since Wednesday to find the issue in a water line. So far, crews have been able to isolate the problem to a two mile stretch south of the Pattonsburg water plant.

Eric Fuchs, the Emergency Management Coordinator with Missouri Rural Water Association, says they are unsure exactly what the problem is.

"We don't actually think there is something in the line blocking it." Fuchs said. "It's something that's probably man-made that's put there that's closed or failed or something that we are trying to find."

People in Winston, Weatherby and Altamont who receive water from Public Water Supply District One have been without water since Wednesday.

David Roll, with the Daviess County Emergency Management Agency, has been working with county and state officials to provide relief to those affected.

Water distribution centers have been set-up in Winston, Weatherby, and Altamont. Both bottled water and water for toilets are being distributed.

It is unclear when water may be back on for residents.

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