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Glenwood, Pacific Junction, Hamburg residents urged to conserve water

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SOUTHWEST Iowa – The major flooding events in southwestern Iowa are impacting some water plants and wells, surrounding them by floodwaters or inundating them.

Glenwood and Pacific Junction: The Glenwood Municipal Utility (GMU) water plant and wells are completely surrounded by floodwaters. Customers are being asked to only use water as necessary.  Please delay use of washing machines, dish washers, and other uses so that the system can maintain treatment. Currently, there is enough water to last approximately two days. The City of Pacific Junction also receives water supply from GMU and users there are also urged to also conserve water. Parts of Pacific Junction are currently inundated by floodwaters.

For any questions related to Glenwood Municipal Utility, call (712) 527-4868.

Hamburg: Additionally, the City of Hamburg has lost its water treatment plant due to flooding. Power was shut off to the water treatment plant around 5:00 p.m. yesterday and water began inundating the plant sometime this morning. Emergency management staff are providing bottled water to residents. The local hospital in Hamburg has been disconnected from the water treatment plant and is utilizing other sources.

All customers are being asked to only use water as necessary.  Please delay use of washing machines, dish washers, and other uses so that the system can maintain treatment.