Work continues on burst force main pipe on Front Street
Contractors and city public works employees continue to work hard to fix a force main pipe that burst near Front Street Tuesday.
Rick Sailler, city utilities director, said the pipe burst about 10 a.m. Tuesday, and the city quickly went to work repairing the pipe, closing down two lanes of the street for about a block in each area where they worked. As of Thursday afternoon, they had replaced about 100 feet of pipe line.
Sailler said some blockage under Kansas Highway 32/Front Street was still causing problems, so work will continue.
Water is currently being bypassed so that the burst main does not affect service to homes and businesses. However, the city hasn't been able to get wastewater to its treatment plant and instead has had to drain it into Spring Creek, which runs into the Kansas River. Sailler said the state was informed of the situation.
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