Local

Water Safe In Madison Again

Water Safe In Madison Again

MADISON, S.D. (AP) — It’s OK to drink the water in Madison again.

The city’s 6,500 residents were told to stop using it late Wednesday when a concrete-and-dirt roof collapsed into an underground well that feeds the city’s water towers, which contaminated the water.

Schools canceled classes Thursday, and bottled water was trucked into town as crews worked to clean up the mess and restore water service.

Residents were told late Thursday they could use the water for showering and doing laundry.

Then on Friday the city said the water was tested at the Sioux Falls Health Lab and deemed safe for all purposes.

Recent Headlines

19 hours ago in Local

Estate Claims Reveal Westerhuis’ Debts Before Murder-Suicide

SD sign

Westerhuis shot his wife and their children, set fire to their house, and killed himself in 2015.

19 hours ago in Local

Three Plead Guilty In Beating Of SD Trooper

police 1

The three pleaded guilty in the beating of Trooper Zachary Bader in October 2015.

24 hours ago in Local

City Of Mitchell To Spray For Mosquitoes

mosquito

The spraying will take place if weather allows.

24 hours ago in Local

Payday Lending Measure Challenge Unsuccessful

voting

The measure will be on the 2016 ballot in South Dakota.