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Updated: North Hopkins WSC Water Back On, But Could Be Cut Off Again If Leak Not Found

  • Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell around 8:20 a.m. reported the City of Sulphur Springs turned North Hopkins WSC’s water back on around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, but will turne it back off if the leak isn’t found.

The City of Sulphur Springs, which supplies water to North Hopkins Water Supply Corporation, is cutting off the water supply to NHWSC at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. The measure is temporary, until NHWSC figures out where their leak is so it can be addressed, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell.

This follows a boil water notice issued at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, to North Hopkins Water District customers, citing lower water pressure. Customers were asked at that time to conserve water wherever possible. The equipment was reported to be working properly, but was having trouble keeping up with demand, according to the NHWS notice.

It also follows notice of a reward offered at 7:08 p.m. Feb. 20 to Sulphur Springs water customers who report any major water leaks. The measure was enacted offering 1 million gallons of free water for those reports, in an effort to get ahead of potential issues. The measure was taken due to low water supply in the City of Sulphur Springs’ towers.

“Between our water breaks and water supply corporations water breaks, we are losing water faster than we can pump it into the towers. That is not a sustainable situation. We are investigating use of water supply corporations,” Maxwell said. “We have water and are trying to keep it that way,” Maxwell said about 7:15 p.m. Feb. 20.

About 8:50 p.m. Maxwell reported the City of Sulphur Springs was shutting off NHWC’s water at 9 p.m. until they can find the leak and address it.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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