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Water Outages in BV and Marion
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Buena Vista workers inspect a broken pipe. They were able to find and repair it in
around five hours. A break in a Marion County line proved much more difficult to locate
and left many residents in the north portion of the county without water for days.

From the June 15, 2022 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   The City of Buena Vista and Marion County both experienced serious water line breaks last week, with the county's incident turning into a major outage that lasted days and led to a boil water notice.
   The county government received the first call about the water outage around 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, with someone saying they had little water pressure. The calls soon mounted, with lack of pressure reports turning to no water reports.
   "We speculated that lightning had hit a water line or the north well," said County Manager Will Johnson. "After checking the north well, Clearwater techs, the Road Department, the various fire departments, ...
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