Water main break leaves Elgin without water
An accidental break in a water main occurred in Elgin at about noon Wednesday, causing Elgin School District to close schools for the rest of the day.
According to Larry Thoma, mayor of Elgin, a water main was damaged at SW 4th and I Avenue by workers employed by contractor TDS Telecom.
“It will be a couple more hours before the break will be fixed and the water will be turned back on,” Thoma said at approximately 12:15 p.m. “The break affected the town of Elgin as a whole, including the local school district.”
“The Elgin School District dismissed all schools because of a water leak,” Superintendent Nate Meraz said. “We gave an hour and 10 minute warning that schools were going to be dismissed about mid-morning. We gave a text alert through our notification system.”