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More Water Woes For City

Bad Waterline, Valves Repaired Dowtown

The aging process for Kimball's old water system is showing again.

This time it happened when a small leak in a 1-inch waterline under 2nd Street, which goes to the fire hall, became a big problem.

City crews tried to turn off a water valve Friday at 2nd and Chestnut streets so they could make repairs, but the valve broke and started spewing water, Mayor John Morrision told the Observer.

He said since all the water was going into a sewer and not damaging businesses, the decision was made to not shut off water to businesses because of disruptions that would cause over the big Kimball-Banner Cou...

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