Water Conservation Measures Still Recommended in Peru; Auburn Helps
Peru residents as well as Peru State College students need to continue conserving water, Renee Critser, Nemaha County emergency management director reported Monday morning, March 25.
The Auburn Board of Public Works (BPW) has been hauling water daily to Peru since Saturday, March 16, stated Jay Theye, water operator. BPW handles the Peru water plant. March 16 was the day the levee broke compromising the water plant and the well, Theye noted.
The utility is transporting the water to the city using trucks from Schmidt’s Dairy of Fairbury, he continued.
Theye notes BPW connects the truck to a hydrant outside the water plant in Auburn before filling it with water. The vehicle can hold 7,500 gallons, he states. Upon arrival in Peru, the truck is unloaded on the hydrant next to the city’s water tower and pumping water into the tower,
Critser stated bottled water is available. The boil order remains, she said.
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