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Main Street water repairs


December 13, 2018

A city crew worked all day Dec. 5 to repair a crack in the 12-inch water main along Main Street at the Island Street intersection. Excavation to reach the water main began at 8:30 a.m. and the six-member crew remained on the job until approximately 6:30 p.m.

Traffic cones remained in southbound curb lane Thursday morning while the crew finishes backfill on the project.

Public Works Director Matt Hammer said the problem was a six-inch crack in the water main. He said the main, which was believed to have been installed in the 1950s, had been placed over what appeared to be a former brick ma...

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