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Omaha Tribe Looking To Fix Water System Problem

Posted: 26 February, 2013

MACY, Neb. (AP) - The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is researching prices and the processes for either repairing or replacing its problem-plagued water system in the reservation city of Macy. The city has been under a boil advisory since Jan. 27, after a pipe next to the Omaha Nation Public School broke. Breaks and leaks have been reported since late January. Older lines are vulnerable during temperature swings. Officials say each time repairs are made, more breaks occur as water pressure returns to the system. The tribe is under a 2011 Environmental Protection Agency order to upgrade the system. The reservation is mostly in Thurston County, Neb., but a portion extends across the Missouri River into northwest Iowa.

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