Alton Gets Water for Flushing Bottled Water, Distribution Points Still Needed for Drinking, Baths
Charles Bosworth Jr. Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
The city of Alton responded with a welcome flush Friday as water began flowing through the pipes in town for the first time since Sunday.
The water, with warnings to use it only for flushing toilets, had reached more than half of the 72,000 customers of the Illinois-American Water Co. by Friday afternoon, according to spokesman Wayne Schlosser.
He said company employees worked around the clock all week, setting up a pumping system on the flooded Great River Road north of downtown Alton. That allowed them to get the water flowing much sooner than the first estimate of two weeks.
"We're up to 7 million gallons of water a day now," Schlosser said Friday …
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