Are you wondering about why the City is under a water restriction? Maybe these photos will help … starting at 3 a.m. today (Monday, May 23), crews were at three separate sites by the Water Treatment Plant flood protection project, installing new pipe to feed water from wells to the plant. Most of these pipes are 36-inches and are considered very large to work with. One section is a specialty part that is made of fiberglass. This line feeds from wells south of town and without this line it is impossible to maintain the typical water load that Minot and others use in the summer. This line had to be redirected in a few different places and ultimately feed through a floodwall! Thanks to the crews who are still on site doing this work. The work is scheduled to be done within the next 36 hours, test the pipe, fill it and get it running by the middle of this week. Thanks for your continued patience and understanding about the current water restrictions. Keep watching your local media and following us on Facebook for the latest.