The City of Nokomis experienced a break in the main supply line from the water treatment plant to the city, including the water tower, on Sunday, Aug. 30. The Street and Water Departments worked late into the night and were able to repair the break by Monday morning, Aug. 31.
The break was located near IL Route 16 and Hickory Street. The city temporarily closed IL Route 16 in the area of the break. Hickory Street, Jachinos Auto, and Nokomis Tire and Autobody were put under a boil order.
While the water department determined that the water to the city did not need to be shut off, they asked residents to conserve water while the tower was unable to be supplied by the water plant.