News

Well Collapse Costs Madison Over $20,000

Well Collapse Costs Madison Over $20,000

Photo: clipart.com

MADISON, S.D. (AP) — The cost of dealing with an underground water well collapse in Madison is estimated at just under $22,000.

The city’s 6,500 residents were forced to stop using water for a couple of days in mid-January when a concrete-and-dirt roof collapsed into an underground well that feeds the city’s water towers, contaminating the water. The incident happened in the midst of a $3.5 million water plant improvement project.

Schools canceled classes for a day, and bottled water was trucked into town as crews cleaned up the mess and restored water service.

Worker wages including overtime added up to $13,000. Engineering costs totaled $5,000, bottled water $3,700, and water sampling and lab analysis $200.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

randy-travis

A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."