Russellville helps out during water outage


Russellville mayor Mark Stratton said he was proud of his employees for helping out earlier this week when a water line break affected some city residents.

A main line break for the South Logan Water District caused many customers who live in the city limits to be without water on Sunday and Monday and the city did its part to help where it could.

It took South Logan over 24 hours to find the break and Russellville helped out during the search, Stratton said.

“We had people from our I&I department and the water plant available to help where they were needed,” Stratton said.

Once the leak was found, Russellville water employees helped with the repairs.

In addition, the city of Russellville helped get water to Logan Memorial Hospital, Creekwood Nursing Home and the assisted living facility off Nashville Street, which were all affected by the outage.

“We had an 800-gallon tank and a 500-gallon tank that we filled up with water and took them out there to he nursing home and assisted living so they could use them to flush toilets or for cleaning,” Stratton said.

Stratton said that Russellville also filled a 6,000-gallon truck from Owens Trucking and took it to the hospital for its use.

“I’m not sure how much of that was used before the water was restored, but we just tried to do what we could to help them while it was out,” Stratton said.

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