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Dakota City, NE residents spent Saturday without water


Water has been restored in Dakota City, Nebraska, but for eight hours more than 1,900 people could not shower or get a glass of water from the tap.

That's because the city had a main transmission line break around 9a.m. Saturday until about 5p.m.

The area around the line was saturated, which city leaders said may have contributed to the break.

City officials thought it best to disconnect the water while crews worked on fixing the issue.

And, the equipment and contractors to remedy the situation were in the area because the city is in the middle of a project at the water plant.

"We're currently in the process of over 2-million dollar water rehab project. So, we're fixing a lot of things in the water plant, and unfortunately this was not planned or scheduled, this proponent of it, but we're addressing it as soon as possible," Dakota City, NE City Administrator Brent Clark said.

City leaders said to not be alarmed if the water is discolored when you first turn it back on.

Since they lost pressure in the system, a boil water advisory is in effect for Dakota City for at least a few days.

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