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Water line breaks

Monday, January 30, 2012

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City officials work to fix the broken water line near Kroger, which happened at about 10:30 a.m., Monday. [Order this photo]
Officials from the Brazil Water Department have been working since 10:30 a.m., to fix a broken water line near United States 40 in front of Kroger.

Water Superintendent Jake Raubach said the line was hit accidentally.

"It's an 8-inch line that runs north and south coming off of Highway 40," Raubach said. "There were some guys doing some soil samples and they hit it. Now we're in the process of putting in a couple line stops."

Raubach said line stops isolates on either side where the break is, so workers can dig out the pipe and repair it.

At press time, Raubach said he had no exact estimation on when the line would be fixed, but said it would be at least another four or five hours.

Raubach also said that no boil order has been issued and both water towers are online and full.


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This is probably Ann Bradshaw's fault, too!

-- Posted by My Dime on Mon, Jan 30, 2012, at 6:30 PM

was she doing the soil samples My Dime?

-- Posted by brzmm on Mon, Jan 30, 2012, at 8:51 PM

Did they not know the water line was there? What happened to call before you dig? Duhh! I don't think anyone in their right mind would be digging anywhere in town along US 40 without KNOWING what is under them and still would question where some of the lines were.

-- Posted by faith&family on Mon, Jan 30, 2012, at 10:07 PM

Hopefully the city doesn't have to pay anything additional on this... including the pay for all the employees. I think it should be the responsibility of the individuals taking the samples.

I would like to see the paper hold this company accountable and see what happends with the cost. After all it is the tax payers money that has been paid for their checks and supplies.

Thank you City workers and Officials for working hard.

-- Posted by Unsolicitedtidbits on Tue, Jan 31, 2012, at 8:33 PM

TBT...shouldn't the title of this very short article read "Water Line Damaged"? What you have titled this currently makes it sound like it just broke which is NOT true this time. Geez.......

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Thu, Feb 2, 2012, at 10:57 AM


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