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Aladdin hit by water outage

Residents of Aladdin have been without water since before the weekend. Because the State of Wyoming owns the affected water tank, it’s unclear at this time how the issue might be solved.

The problem began with a single affected home on Wednesday, but had become a district-wide disaster by Thursday morning.

“We discovered one of the residents here was out of water and then gradually everyone lost water,” says Wendy Tope, Vice President of the district.

On Thursday morning, an electrician came out to inspect the well.

“They said that the pump is fried. They don’t think it was hit by lightning, b...