A major water leak is causing major problems for the village of Dawson. Village officials say that leak occurred near, or perhaps even under, Interstate 72 just south of the Dawson overpass.
The repair will force a temporary cutoff of water to Dawson. [But first, officials are trying to determine the size and scope of the leak, which will determine how long the water will be shut off and what impact the repairs will have on interstate traffic. Residents are being asked to conserve water, but also to set some water aside for drinking, flushing toilets, etc.]
Once repairs are made and water service is restored, a boil order will be in effect until further notice.