Water main break fixed in Belton, replacement in near future

City of Belton
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 1:57pm

A six-inch pipe in Belton cracked Tuesday night and resulted in low water pressure for surrounding homes, but luckily crews worked overnight to fix the broken segment of pipe and things are back to normal.

The leak was reported at 8 p.m. Tuesday night and crews immediately went to work to patch the old, original cast iron pipe.

The line was fixed just before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Buildings in the immediate area were suffering from low water pressure during the 12 hours the water line was leaking.

The pipes on Main St. from Avenue C to Avenue J are scheduled to be replaced in the near future on the recommendation from the Capitol Improvements Plan Committee last year.

The estimated cost for that project is around $575,000 and is in the planning stage right now according to Belton spokesperson Paul Romer.

 

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