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Water Woes Continue In Owentown Area

The problems continue for residents in the Owentown area.

A temporary water pump brought in to restore regular service is not working.

A water conservation emergency for the Smith County community went into effect for the area Tuesday, after two of three water pumps went down.

Thursday, crews installed a temporary pump. Then, about 4 o'clock that afternoon something went wrong.

Officials said they are not sure what happened. Crews will work through the night to determine how and if the pump can be repaired.

The temporary pump will be removed so crews can examine the well.

The water restrictions will continue. Residents and businesses will still be fined if caught watering outside.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

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