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Water safe to consume in Morris

MORRIS — Residents are safe to consume water as usual, Morris Mayor Richard Kopczick said Wednesday morning.

Power was restored to the city's water treatment plant and wells about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Emergency crews already had one well running as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after they hooked it up to a power generator. The city needed more than one well pumping water, however, to adequately replenish the city's nearly-depleted water reserves.

Kopczick said by Thursday morning, the city should be back to "normal" meaning it the water reserves will be back at normal levels.

Water shortage was a concern for Monday and much of Tuesday when the city lost power to the water treatment plant and wells. The city only had about 10 to 12 hours worth of water in its water-tower reserves as of Tuesday, Police Chief Brent Dite said.

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