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Repairs done to keep water flowing in NYM

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The insulation around the center pipe of the New York Mills water tower was repaired last week.

The insulation around the center pipe was separated in two spots, leaving the pipe open to cold air.


City Utility Manager Roger Salo said the water could have frozen in those spots if the problem was not fixed before the cold weather hit.

Normally, a four-inch layer of insulation wrapped with aluminum surrounds the pipe, protecting the water inside from extreme weather.

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