The City of Sioux Center would like to thank the community for its patience and understanding during the recent electrical outage and water main break. Many people contributed to getting our systems operational and bringing us through this emergency.
The city has received many questions about what caused the situation. We will be using experts to determine the exact cause, but at this time it is apparent that the electrical outage was caused by an equipment failure in the west substation. The subsequent explosion apparently caused the water main to break.
Many additional details will be determined in the future. We greatly appreciate the words of encouragement we have received from many in the community.