PPW’s Clint Morse works to repair a water main break on Dale Avenue assisted by Brian Strike on Sunday afternoon.

Frozen Water

00:00 AM December 31, 2017

If you were to think of things you would rather not be doing on a winter day with single digit cold, getting wet might be near the top of the list.


City public works crews had the unenviable task of fixing a
water main break in single digit cold.

The Prophetstown Public Works Department had to do just that as they were called out around 7:30 Sunday morning to repair a water line break on Dale Avenue.  The break occurred were a service line taps into the water main, which according to Public Works Director Brian Strike, made the repair much more difficult.


The crew had to dig a hole about 10 feet deep and 6 feet across to access the break.  The cold also slowed the repair process.  The crew was still on the scene as of 5:00 p.m., but appeared to be close to finishing the repair.


The leak was able to be repaired without shutting down the water, so no boil order is necessary.

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