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Sanitary sewer service returned to Smith Addition in Montevideo as flood waters recede

MONTEVIDEO -- Sanitary sewer service was restored to the Smith Addition in Montevideo on Monday morning as the flood waters of the Chippewa and Minnesota Rivers continue to recede.

Sanitary service was restored when the Minnesota River dropped to the 17-foot level, according to Steve Jones, Montevideo city manager. He said residents were being asked to limit water use for a few days.

The sewer had been turned off April 5.

The Minnesota River is continuing to slowly drop in both Montevideo and Granite Falls, but still remains above flood stage in both communities.

Tom Cherveny

Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.

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