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February 17, 2022

Dear Dover residents and staff,

Last week we experienced a water emergency. One of our water main transmission lines had a break overnight and we had to shut water off to the city on February 7, 2022. As this was a new experience for all of us, I am proud of how we all handled the situation. Dover residents were patient and understanding as it was a long day of waiting for water to be turned back on. Our City Hall staff worked diligently to update the public as they received updates from our Water Systems Management team.

A special thank you to Mike Wade and Bob Hansen with Water Systems Management; Adam, Shawn, Will, and Jordan with Lippert Excavation; the Bonner County Sherriff’s Office through the Nixle Alert System; the City of Sandpoint; Terrence MacAfee; our Public Works Consultant, Bill Strand; and our City Hall Staff. You all worked together and got our Dover residents through this trying day.

Our office is working to improve our emergency procedures. Should this ever happen again, we will be better prepared to take the necessary steps to notify our residents as much in advance as possible.

Thank you all again for your support and understanding, and for reminding me why I love our community so much.



George E. Eskridge

City of Dover Mayor

City of Dover

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