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.