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Water Problems Continue For Ashland Residents


The city of Ashland’s quest to restore water service throughout the city and surrounding communities was dealt a setback on Wednesday (Feb. 5) when the region was hit with another winter storm.

City Manager Benjamin Bitter says the ice and snow knocked out power to some neighborhood pump stations and that caused about a hundred people to lose their water. However, he says the overall effort is showing progress.

Bitter says the city’s tanks continue to fill as line breaks are repaired. The main tank, the DeBord Tower, begins the day with a water level of 39-point-one feet.

City officials say a water level of about 50-feet in the main tank is about normal. Ashland has been struggling to repair its water lines for more than a week as weather-related ruptures have been occurring throughout the system.

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