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6News video: Contractor drills through water main

About 24 homes without water

January 15, 2008

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Residents of the 1800 and 1900 blocks of Louisiana and Mississippi streets will be without water until late this evening, following damage to a water main near 19th Street today, according to an announcement from the city.

A private contractor relocating utilities on 19th Street today drilled into a water main. City crews are repairing the eight-inch line, the city said. The work has closed 19th Street to through traffic from Louisiana to Mississippi. The road should be open to traffic and water service returned by late this evening, the city said.

Utility crews have gone door-to-door to provide notice of the service disruption in the affected area, which includes about 24 homes.

The contractor had been relocating private utilities in advance of the June start of the 19th Street and Louisiana intersection improvement.

Contractor drills through water main

Residents of the 1800 and 1900 blocks of Louisiana and Mississippi streets will be without water until late this evening, following damage to a water main near 19th Street today, according to an announcement from the city. Enlarge video

Comments

Wilbur_Nether 7 years, 2 months ago

The article notes that "A private contractor relocating utilities on 19th Street today drilled into a water main."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that seems to me to be a bad thing.

maxcrabb 7 years, 2 months ago

It is, but then at the end of the article it states:

The contractor had been relocating private utilities in advance of the June start of the 19th Street and Louisiana intersection improvement. (END)

That is great news.

hawklet21 7 years, 2 months ago

I wonder if the private company will have to pay for the city crews to come out and fix their little mistake?

childof60s 7 years, 2 months ago

As one of the "about 24 effected"...I would like to say that the private contractor is out of Topeka, and doesn't appear too "aware". We were told this project wouldn't start until the school year ended. Funny, isn't that in May? Hopefully today's events aren't an indication of things to come. So far....I am not impressed! And no, a roundabout is not on the drawing board....Thank goodness!!!!

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