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Published June 05, 2013, 04:08 PM

Lakota officials optimistic flooding, water restrictions will end soon

City officials in Lakota are hopeful water restrictions will prevent a failure in the town's water system. They are asking residents to conserve water after yesterday's rains caused problems with the town's lift station.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

City officials in Lakota are hopeful water restrictions will prevent a failure in the town's water system. They are asking residents to conserve water after yesterday's rains caused problems with the town's lift station.

Mayor Ed Pawlikowski says water levels have stabilized at the lift station. He says if locals keep conserving water and we avoid any more rain, there should be no lasting damage. But if conditions worsen, the sewer system could back up and the entire water system could shut down. Pawlikowski says it's rare to see the rain bring this kind of threat to Lakota.

Pawlikowsi: "I've lived here eight years and I think this is only the second time in eight years that it's happened, so it isn't that often. It's just the amount of rain we received yesterday was just tremendous and it just overwhelmed the system."

The mayor says if all goes well water restrictions could be lifted in two or three days.

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