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Mapleton water woes continue

Pallets of bottled water in a parking lot. A person is lifting some water off the stack. A pick-up truck is parked next to the water pallets.
EWEB
Bottled water is available for Mapleton residents in front of the Mapleton Community Food Share.

People in the unincorporated Lane County community of Mapleton are once again without running water.

The Mapleton Water District says a leak means its 260 customers are temporarily without service.

Other utilities, including EWEB, are assisting the community by deploying water tanks and refillable water containers for local residents.

EWEB is also lending staff to help troubleshoot the problem. "EWEB will lend Mapleton equipment for as long as needed," the utility said in a press release.

KEZI reports the Mapleton Water District plans a massive overhaul of its system in 2023.

People living there have faced repeated water distribution problems over the past several years.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December, 2018. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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