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Archive for Sunday, August 6, 2006

Crew works to repair water main break

August 6, 2006

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A city utilities crew at 10:15 p.m. Saturday was still trying to repair a water main break near 23rd and Vermont streets.

Drivers encountered a large pool of water near 23rd and Massachusetts streets at 5:30 p.m. Saturday as the water was draining from the street. Emergency dispatchers then notified the city's utilities department of the problem.

On Saturday evening, the crew had dug a hole along 23rd Street. A city utilities dispatcher said he was unaware late Saturday if any water systems for residents were disrupted.

A possible cause for the break was also unavailable Saturday night, he said.

Comments

Marion Lynn 7 years, 8 months ago

The cause is that someone drilled or cut a hole and did not know that there was a waterline underneath.

Done it myslef even after DIGSAFE had come 'round!

This happens, especially in a town with 100 year old water lines so the diggers should be excused.

Thanks.

Marion.

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