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Larimore, N.D., water main break fixed, residents still asked to conserve water


 A water main break has been repaired in Larimore, N.D., but the city is still asking residents to conserve water until its water system is back at full strength.


The water system was slowly coming back online Thursday morning, and residents may see some brown water as the system returns to normal, according to a city news release. Residents with questions can call the City of Larimore at (701) 343-2181. 

The water problem became apparent around 8 a.m. Wednesday, said public works Supervisor Dustin Barber. Crews were able to repair the problem late Wednesday night. 

Barber had asked the residents of the city of 380 to avoid long showers and washing clothes until the repairs were done.

Before the water main break was discovered, Barber told the Herald there was something wrong with the clear well, a structure used to store treated water before it is pumped into the town's water tower. The pump was working, but the water wouldn't go up to the tower, he said.

Larimore is about 40 miles west of Grand Forks.

Tu-Uyen Tran
Tran is content editor for the Herald. He began work at the newspaper in 1999 as a reporter and has covered business, City Hall, higher education and science. Before his current position, he served as night editor. Tran grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington.
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