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Stockton Residents Get Water Back

Stockton Residents Get Water Back

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Alex Cabrero ReportingSometimes we don't realize how important something is in our lives until it’s gone. That was the case in Stockton, Utah today with water.

The water that comes down Soldier Canyon is the source of water for Stockton. So when a mudslide spilled into the creek, most of the water couldn't get through and into the treatment facility. That's a problem.

That meant some homes didn't have water, others barely.

Bucky Whitehouse, Tooele County Health Department: “At the present time we can’t get an exact time frame to when the system and water flow will be back up to standard.”

Crews worked all day to restore water. Workers think the water coming into the system may be muddy for at least a couple of days, but at least there is water coming into the system now.

Glade Martin, Stockton Resident: “It’s the number one priority; it’s how we survive.”

In all, seven homes were totally without water, the other 600 or so had reduced pressure. All should have water now, and the pressure is going back up. The National Guard has set up water tanks near the firehouse just incase there are more problems.

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