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Water Main Burst Leaves Homewood Homes Dry for Most of the Morning

A water main burst Wednesday, May 1, during the early morning hours, leaving four to five blocks of homes without water until around noon. Public Works crews were able to repair the burst and water is back to flowing normally.

Four to five blocks in Homewood were without water for most of the night and morning hours Wednesday, May 1. The water outage, which was caused by a water main burst, began at around 1 a.m. and lasted until roughly noon Wednesday.

"We had a water main break at 184th and Center," said Public Works Director John Schaefer. "We ended up replacing six feet of 8-inch water main pipe."

Crews began work on the pipe around 2 a.m., Schaefer said, and took the better part of the night and early morning due to poor soil conditions.

"The reason it was so tough is because of soft soil conditions, that really slowed crews down," he said.

After several hours of work, Public Works crews were able to restore water to the affected blocks and water is back flowing properly.

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Mr. Jack May 02, 2013 at 02:17 AM
There has been constant water leak from a 'repair' PW made last Fall (2012) in the street on westbound 183rd St. & Homewood Ave. If that leak is in a drinkng water pipe, I'm wondering just how safe the drinkng water is around that area. During the winter, it created a daily ice patch in the street. Not real safe.
Tony Dauginas May 02, 2013 at 12:12 PM
The water under pressure ... approximately 50psi. Call it in.
Mr. Jack May 02, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Already called...looooong ago. It's been that way for at least 6 months.

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