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Water main leak causes low water pressure Tuesday

Posted: January 2, 2018 11:11 a.m.
Updated: December 29, 2017 1:00 a.m.

A break in a water main located at Campbell and Lafayette Streets had city public works crews working all day Tuesday to isolate and repair the leak.

“It was a 12 inch water main,” City Manager Mel Pearson said. “It took them awhile to isolate it.”

The city learned of the malfunction around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. As crews needed to find and isolate the leak, water pressure throughout the system was significantly decreased resulting in low water pressure for a wide area of city customers. However, they did not have to shut down the system, therefore they did not have to ever issue boil water alerts, Pearson said.

“Pretty much all of the city was affected by low water pressure for much of the day,” Pearson said.

The repairs were finished around 4 p.m. Tuesday and the system was back up and running at full capacity by 8 p.m., he said.

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