June 19, 2000
The line down Howe Street now has water in
it. Pressure tests were performed on Friday, June 16th,
and everything went extremely well. This has enabled the
community to begin switching residences over from the old system to
the new. Given the fact it is now harvest, the plan is to
continue the switch-overs without digging up any more streets.
That way the crew can avoid interfering with the truck traffic
moving through town, as well as with that occasional combine sporting
a 30-foot header.
Today also found the county in
town chewing up asphalt along two blocks of Main Street. The
Jewell County road and bridge crew coordinated this work with Formoso
so the volunteers would not have to fight through approximately
6-inches of asphalt before being able to lay new lines in the downtown
area. Main Street thus becomes the next focus of effort once
harvest is completed.