The transition from winter to spring is something that the entire region was excited for.
The transition from winter to spring is something that the entire region was excited for. That, however, doesn't mean that there have not been challenges. Due to the deep frost, the recent warm up has taken its toll on water lines throughout the state. Devils Lake has not been an exception.
"It was very busy last week with the warm up," Joel Myhro, Devils Lake Public Utilities Department supervisor, told the Devils Lake City Commission at its meeting Monday evening.
There have been a number of water leaks, frozen service lines and water main issues in the past 10 days or so within the city of Devils Lake. However, thanks to the work of city employees, the problems have been taken care of in an efficient and timely manner, Myhro told the city commission.
"The utility crew has done a lot of running around. They have done a great job. The credit goes to their hard work," he said. "Mid-land Excavating also deserves credit. They service the city very well."
Water worries are not necessarily gone though. During the past week, the region has seen another cool down with consistent freezing temperatures. Issues could arise as the temperatures increase again.
"We're not out of the woods yet," Myhro said. "I would advise individuals that are going on vacation or going to be away from their home to have someone running their water for a little bit each day. Frozen service lines are still a concern this time of the year."