Most Water Breaks On Navajo Nation Repaired

Repairs have restored water to about two-thirds of the more than 3,000 Navajo Nation residents whose pipes cracked during a January freeze.

Deputy General Manager Rex Kontz of the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority says new reports of pipe breaks are tapering off.

The Daily Times of Farmington reports that more than 1,000 homes still lack water.

Along with the many homes that were affected, businesses such as restaurants and hair salons had to close temporarily because they either lacked water or the pressure was too low.

Salt River Project crews are helping the tribal authority make repairs.

Information from: Farmington Daily Times. 

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