A convergence of winter storm events halts water in two county cities

Crews work in the cold and wet to repair a line on Mill Street. (Photo by Barbara Green)

By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
While the City of Bowie was able to maintain electrical power throughout this week of arctic weather, mid-week a combination of cold weather mechanical issues, line breaks, customer use and an unknown blockage put a halt to water flow.
The water shut down was announced early Thursday morning after the water in the city tower had been depleted to the point there was no pressure; however, the plant was unable to treat water fast enough to refill it.
Water service returned Thursday afternoon, but residents will remain under a boil order at least through Tuesday when the lab can test the treated water. All water for consumption should be boiled before use.
Bowie was not the only community to experience water problems. Saint Jo also is under a boil order after two of its pump stations went down when the town lost power.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

City water crews worked on this repair to an eight-inch water line on Mill Street Wednesday evening. (Photo by Barbara Green )