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Some in UP township without water after main break

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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 8:30 am

ROCKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — About 150 homes in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula are without water after a main break.

WLUC-TV reports  Monday that officials in Rockland Township, west of Marquette in Ontonagon County, have been unable to find the source of the break because no water has surfaced.

Township Supervisor Roger Haapala says 200,000 gallons of water was lost Friday within four hours. City crews on Monday were isolating one section of pipe at a time to find the source of the break.

Free bottled water is available at a local church for Rockland Township residents.

The television station reports that the Michigan National Guard is bringing water for uses other than consumption to the township's fire hall.