KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Alcester Has Water Back



Bookmark and Share

Things were getting back to normal in Alcester Tuesday night, after five days of tight water restrictions. The city’s main water main broke over the weekend, and residents were only able to use water from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

But this afternoon crews fixed the break, and city officials said residents can begin using water.  
 
Earlier Tuesday, the residents of Alcester, the small town treasure, seemed to be treasuring what water they had.

“It's an inconvenience but we are getting by,” said Bob Nyreen, owner of Hillbilly’s in Alcester.

Nyreen said no water during the day made people want to stay home and not go to their local watering hole, making business a little slower than usual.
     
“It defiantly helps, you don't have bathrooms being used constantly,” laughed Nyreen.

But Nyreen said once the water did come back on just in time for the nightly rush, it tended to be a little dirty.
      
“We have to run this back here to get it flushed out clean, then beyond this point it will come out clean to go to the ice machines and elsewhere,” Nyreen said.

He said then it was back to business as usual until 8:30 a.m. when the water was turned back off.

Steve Johannsen, chair of Alcester’s City Council said shutting off water during the day wasn’t an inconvenience he wanted residents to deal with. But he said city officials didn’t have much of a choice.

"In order to fix it, you can't have water running through it,” said Steve Johannsen.

And while crews, worked hard for yet another day, Nyreen, knowing there wasn’t much he could do, made light of the situation.

“So short of melting snow and getting water, we just go down to the grocery store and buy it,” said Nyreen.

City officials said for the next 48 hours residents need to boil all water before they use it for cooking or drinking.  
 
 
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Snow Plows Tackle Drifts In Sioux Falls

Two days after Sioux Falls was hit with between two to four inches of snow, ...

Monument To Honor Firefighters In Sioux Falls  story with video

They're larger than life heroes in their communites. And every ...

2nd Gold Coin Given By Anonymous Donor

An anonymous donor continues to make generous gifts to Sioux Falls citizens ...

Barn Fire Kills 7,500 Turkeys Near Worthington  Dec. 17

Sturgis Officials Planning For 2015 Rally Traffic  Dec. 17

Magistrate Judge Named To Seventh Judicial Circuit  Dec. 17

Daugaard To Push For More Drug Courts In Session  Dec. 17

SD Ranks Seventh Among States For Volunteering  Dec. 17

Police: Spencer Woman Found Dead In Apartment  Dec. 17

Update: Missing Man Found Deceased  Dec. 17

The Daily Scoop: 12-17-14  story with video  Dec. 17

SF Building Damaged After Overnight Fire   Dec. 17

Most Popular Google Searches Of 2014  story with video  Dec. 17

The Search For A Superintendent Continues  Dec. 16

Prosecutor: "I Was Surprised By The Verdict"  story with video  Dec. 16

Ice, Snow Leaves Hundreds In The Dark  story with video  Dec. 16

Improvements Coming To South Dakota Rail   story with video  Dec. 16

Pierre Teenager To Serve 10 Years In Prison  Dec. 16

$56 Million Investment In SD Rail Projects  Dec. 16

Downtown SF Vehicles Asked To Be Moved  Dec. 16

KDLT News Archive
     

Prosecutor: "I Was Surprised By The Verdict"  story with video

The Pierre teenager convicted of fatally shooting one of ...

Pierre Teenager To Serve 10 Years In Prison

A judge has sentenced a Pierre teenager to 25 ...

Update: Missing Man Found Deceased

A man reported missing in Charles Mix County was found deceased ...

Sioux Falls Casino Robbed At Gunpoint  Dec. 16

SF Building Damaged After Overnight Fire   Dec. 17

Former USD Basketball Coach Dies   Dec. 16

$56 Million Investment In SD Rail Projects  Dec. 16

Police: Spencer Woman Found Dead In Apartment  Dec. 17

KDLT News Archive
     

3 Jacks make AP All-American team

NEW YORK — South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner earned ...

Another All-American honor for USF's St. Pierre

SIOUX FALLS -- Solomon St. Pierre of the #16 University ...

Mustangs snap Madison's win streak  story with video

Jaden Sonnenberg's 3-point shooting helped the Tr-Valley ...

Cougars win behind Mack Johnson's 30  story with video  Dec. 16

Skyforce huge 4th rallies them past Mad Ants  story with video  Dec. 16

Geu, Warriors beat Roosevelt 54-39  story with video  Dec. 16

Johnson like chemistry on his Cougars team  story with video  Dec. 16

Hammon is ESPN's Woman of the Year  story with video  Dec. 16

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top