By: Jillian Wilson
Glenda Rumburg of Silvis knew something was up when she saw water gushing out of a pipe on her front lawn last night on 12th street.
So she decided to tell someone.
"I told my husband, I said I think there's something wrong and he said no, he said it's just the snow melting and I said it's too cold for the snow to be melting, I think there's something wrong," says Glenda Rumburg, a Silvis resident.
But Rumburg trusted her instinct.
She called the city of Silvis to let them know there was a problem.
The call paid off.
"It wasn't 2 minutes later, they were up here and they just cleared it up, dug it all up. I was worried about it, but there was just water running everywhere," says Rumburg.
The mayor of Silvis says she did the right thing. Most water breaks happen in the cold winter months. So folks should speak up if they see something off.
"Low water pressure, low volume, that's a good indication you got a problem, so they should report that to the city right away," says William Fox, the Mayor of Silvis.
The Rumburgs weren't alone. There were two other water main breaks in Silvis today. The homes affected are under boil orders until tomorrow.