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Cisco officials hope to have water plant trailer installed Monday

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CISCO, Texas - The city of Cisco is going to "plan B" to get water to residents while a backup treatment plant is put into place, according to city councilman Jason Weger.

Residents in the area have been facing a water shortage in the wake of damage to the city's water plant caused by flooding.

Weger said about 300,000 gallons of water was taken from an "un-breached tank" at the water plant, cleaned, and then pumped to the towers in the city for residents to use for toilets and bathing. The city is still under a boil water notice, and drinking water was made available at the Myrtle Wilks Community Center and the Calvary Baptist Church.

That water is meant to hold people over until a self-contained water plant trailer is installed. Weger said the trailer arrived Sunday and officials hope to have it operational by Monday. He said it is expected to produce 1 million gallons of drinkable water per day.

Cleanup is also underway at North Shore, Weger said, with crews expected Monday to work on making the road passable. He added that disposal of debris at the Cisco convenience station would be free of charge to all lake residents and flood victims.

A special city council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Cisco City Hall to discuss disaster declaration and further emergency planning.

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