Pipeline Break in VC; Limit Water Usage

Heidi Harris
Staff Writer

A pipeline at the master lift station broke Friday in Valley City, near the property of the new Wellness Center, said Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph.

He said Friday afternoon, "Right now, (city crews) are excavating, trying to figure out what's going on, where the problem is."

He said if the repair can be done with the equipment and materials that the city has, it will go very quickly; if not, "it could be scrambling and finding a part."

Schelkoph encourages Valley City residents to watch their water usage during this time.

"I don't want to prohibit people from using, just limit," he said. "Do you washing tomorrow after (noon), do your dishwashing tomorrow after (noon) if you can."

Schelkoph added, "Hopefully by this evening all will be back to normal."