City crews work to fix water main break

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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 1:00 pm

A cast iron 45 degree bend in a six-inch cement water main pipe broke Monday afternoon and resulted in water being shut off to the northwest part of town for five hours while repairs were being made.

City Superintendent Tim Jost says that city crews began addressing the break at 1:00 p.m. Monday and worked on the problem until 6:00 p.m.

"We had to shut it off again this morning," said Jost about repairing pipe in the affected area on Tuesday.

It is expected that the water and sewer line work the city is undertaking will reduce the number of future issues with the city’s water mains. The water main was one of the older ones in the city and was slated to be replaced in another phase of the project.

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