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After 5 days, water service to Vaughn restored

November 11, 2013 • State News

VAUGHN, N.M. (AP) — Five days after the taps ran dry, water began trickling back to the central New Mexico town of Vaughn on Monday. But state environmental officials were cautioning the nearly 800 people on the Vaughn Duran Water System in Guadalupe County to boil their water before they drink it.

The area had been without water since last week because of a massive leak in aging pipes that bring water from wells 23 miles away.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation had been trucking in non-drinking water for residents to use to manually flush toilets to try to keep Login to read more

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