Repairs underway on Whitney water leak

A major leak underway since Monday morning that had all but shutdown Dawes County Water District 1...which includes the Whitney Village and Whitney Rural Water Systems...has been found and repairs are underway.

As a precaution, Mike Kesselring, the water system operator, issued a Boil Water Notice this morning before the leak was even discovered.

Kesselring also works with the Crawford city water system and says it also had a major leak recently. He doesn't know if the problems are somehow related.

Kesselring plans to chlorinate the water once repairs are completed, but hasn't decided how long he'll continue to add chlorine. The water district has about 50 rural customers in addition to those living in Whitney.

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