Boil effect remains in effect after major water main break in MN townOSLO, Minn. - A boil-water order remained in effect here Friday morning after a large water main break on Wednesday flooded streets with approximately 400,000 gallons of water.
By: Kevin Bonham, Forum News Service, INFORUM
OSLO, Minn. - A boil-water order remained in effect here Friday morning after a large water main break on Wednesday flooded streets with approximately 400,000 gallons of water.
While the initial main was repaired and water service has been restored to the majority of the city, three businesses and one residence remain without water this morning after a smaller water line break Thursday.
Among the businesses closed Friday morning was Kosmatka Market, the town’s grocery store, which is owned by Mayor Scott Kosmatka.
“We’re trying to get that fixed, may by noon or 1 o’clock,” he said.
The break occurred in a line right behind his store, he said, and he had as much as 3 inches of water on the floor. His was the only building with water inside.
Meanwhile, Marshall & Polk Rural Water was refilling the city’s reservoir and water tower.
The boil-water order will remain in effect until health officials test the water.
“Hopefully, it’ll be today, but I’m guessing it could be another day or two,” Kosmatka said Friday morning.
Oslo is a Marshall County community of about 325, located about 30 miles north of Grand Forks.