ST. GEORGE — County and municipal personnel are working to repair a 24-inch water line that failed on state Route 17 near Toquerville and impacts neighboring LaVerkin.
Around noon Friday, the Washington County Water Conservancy District posted an alert over social media regarding the failed pipeline. At the time of posting, the water district noted that the break was reducing water in LaVerkin’s storage tank.
“Water district and municipal crews are working together to repair the damage as quickly as possible,” the posts states. “Water is still being delivered to the local communities, though some La Verkin homes may notice temporary lower pressure.”
Karry Rathje, a spokeswoman for the water district, told St. George News that issues related to the city’s water tank such as loss of pressure and storage levels were largely stabilized by 4 p.m.
The pipeline that broke supplies water from the Toquerville Springs to residents in LaVerkin and Hurricane, Rathje added. However, no one will be without water, thanks to redundancies in the county’s water system tied to wells, she said.
The cause of the break is currently unknown with repair time estimated to be up to two weeks.
LaVerkin residents are encouraged to minimize water use while repairs are underway.
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