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Water problem eases in southeast SD town of Viborg

VIBORG (AP) -- Officials believe the cause of a water problem in the southeast South Dakota community of Viborg was a simple one -- hot weather. City officials asked residents to converse water Tuesday after the water level in the water tower wen...

VIBORG (AP) -- Officials believe the cause of a water problem in the southeast South Dakota community of Viborg was a simple one -- hot weather.

City officials asked residents to converse water Tuesday after the water level in the water tower went from 14 feet to 2 feet in a three-hour period. According to media reports, enough people cooperated that the water level rebounded to 13 feet Tuesday afternoon, though residents were still asked to keep water usage down throughout the evening.

City workers ruled out a leak as the cause of the problem. City Finance Officer Lori Ronke says officials think people were simply using too much water to combat hot weather.

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