SOAP LAKE - Soap Lake School District officials say a faulty valve compromised their water system on Monday, but the issue has since been solved, but not before the problem prompted the cancellation of classes throughout the district on Tuesday and Wednesday.  

After water had pooled on the high school softball field, the water was shutoff to allow crews to find and fix the issue. The broken water valve was discovered between the high school’s east side doors and the softball field under the parking lot.

School district administrators say they were relieved when the water system began to fully function just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Educators had feared that the problem wouldn’t be resolved by Thursday forcing schools to cancel classes for the remainder of the week, followed by a three-day weekend.

The exact cause of the broken valve is undetermined.

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