ILIFF, Colo. (CBS4)– A small town that went without water for 22 days earlier this year may not get a permanent solution to the water problems until next year.

Iliff is a small town with a population of 250, about 200 miles northeast of Denver, near Sterling in Logan County. A water main break in June under the South Platte River had forced crews to turn off the water to the entire town.

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An above ground pipe system has been installed to supply the town with water.

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The mayor of Iliff told CBS4 that FEMA and the State of Colorado are working to find a permanent solution. Those possibilities will be considered next month.

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In the meantime, Iliff is making sure the above ground system will work through the winter months.