After nearly a week of being under a boil order following a water main break, Neillsville residents are finally once again able use their tap water. While it has been little more than an inconvenience for some, for places like the local hospital, it has been a critical situation.
Memorial Medical Center says that without water, they could have faced some serious problems.
“Without water, our boilers would have shut down. We would not have been able to heat the building so we would have had to look at possibly evacuating patients and moving them to other facilities”, says Safety Manager Ken Marg.
But the hospital was able to reach out to Grassland Dairy of Greenwood to bring in tanker trucks full of water. They connected the trucks directly to the hospital and were able to use their water supply to keep the hospital up and running. Grassland says they were happy to help out. “We consider Clark County and all the communities are our community. Even though we are from Greenwood we gotta help the neighbors out, so we stepped up and helped them out”, says Trevor Wuethrich of Grassland Dairy.
Grassland also provided water service to the Clark County Court House throughout the past week.