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Broken well fixed; 500 Golden Valley homes have water again

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A broken well has finally been repaired and water has been restored to 1,200 customers in about 500 Golden Valley homes, Mohave County officials said Tuesday.

Those affected residents in the unincorporated community had been without water since May 7 when a 1,500-foot (460-meter) well broke.

A county contractor disassembled the well two days later and an emergency interconnection with a neighboring water system was put in place, but that didn’t solve the problem.

The county shut down the booster station when the tank level dropped below 10 feet (3 meters) and that created a pressure loss.

County officials said a replacement motor arrived at the well last Friday as crews continue to work to fix the issue.

The county hired a company with two 6,000-gallon (22,713-liter) water trucks that had been hauling water to the site and workers had been distributing bottled water to the residents since May 11.

Public Works Director Steve Latoski said the well repair was completed late Sunday and county staff returned the well to service Monday morning after flushing and disinfection were done.

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