- Associated Press - Friday, April 5, 2019

SHOSHONI, Wyo. (AP) - Officials in a central Wyoming town say they expect full water service by early next week, as service has been halted by a major water main break.

KTWO-AM reports that Shoshoni Mayor Joel Highsmith said Thursday that the water system may be fully operational by Monday or Tuesday, but it could take longer.

Highsmith says thawing frost apparently broke a 10-inch (25.4-centimeter) water main, and was first noticed by a convenience store clerk at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

He says the 650 residents of the town still need to boil their water for three minutes to kill any bacteria. He says the boil order will remain in effect until the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lifts it.

Highsmith says the Walmart in Riverton has been donating bottled water to the school.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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