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Chadron Still Working On Water System Pump Issues

CHADRON – The City of Chadron is still asking all those on city water on the east side of the city to limit their use to in-house activities for at least a little while longer.

Utilities Superintendent Tom Menke says one of the variable speed pumps that move water between the water treatment plant and the east storage tank above Chadron State College began malfunctioning late last week, making it difficult to keep the tank filled.

The city had expected the needed parts to arrive Monday morning and repairs to be completed today, but Menke says some parts weren’t in the shipment while some wrong parts were.

As a result, Menke says they’re past options A and B and are now down to F and G. He’s optimistic they’ll be able to jerry rig a temporary workable solution today that will allow the water system to go back to full service until all the right parts are in and permanent repairs can be made.