North Judson Town Council Meeting Rescheduled

The North Judson Town Council has rescheduled their meeting previously planned for last night; it will now take place on Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. due to the weather. According to Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry, about 15 residents in the town are suffering from a lack of running water due to frozen water lines, and the town is offering to provide tap water for any affected residents.

Residents without water can bring water containers to the water department at 204 Keller Ave. during office hours Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The department is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.

Council President Wendy Hoppe is also offering to fill water containers at Hoppe Hardware Store during open hours Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

All residents are reminded to continue to leave the water running at least the diameter of a pencil in at least one faucet. The water should remain running until further notice from the town superintendent. Even though it is forecast for warmer temperatures this week, this will cause the freeze line to go deeper which could also cause even more water lines to freeze. The best remedy to avoid water lines or water meters from freezing is to leave the water running, according to Henry.

North Judson officials have also indicated that sewer portions of water bills will be adjusted for residents who leave their water run, if their bill is over their average usage.