STANFORD - A split water line main is being blamed for Stanford's loss of water pressure, school closures and boil- water advisory Thursday.
About 1.3 million gallons of water drained from the U.S. 27 line, which is one of the city's main sources, said Stanford Water Works manager Alan Deshon.
The line split for unknown reasons Wednesday night and, until patched Thursday afternoon, "drained all of our major tanks," said Deshon. "We've got that line insulated, and we're getting water pumped back into town."
The lack of water pressure, or in some places any water at all, forced Lincoln County to dismiss students and left businesses trying to adapt the best they could.