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Public works repairs 12th Street water leak


November 28, 2019

RON LOESCH / Petersburg Pilot

The public works crew fixing a hole in an eight-inch water main pipe on 12th St. around 12 A.M Thursday morning.

A public works crew worked from 7 P.M. on Nov. 20 to 2 A.M. the following morning to fix a leak in an 8-inch water main on 12th St. that was spurting out 250,000 gallons of water a day.

The leak was first identified when an electronic leak detector was used to determine if there were leaks in any of the pipes throughout the city. The leak detector showed a major leak in the 8-inch water main on 12th St. at Haugen Dr., so Public Works Director Chris Cotta decided to dig into the ground to inspect the pipe. There was a five-inch by one-inch hole in the pipe that was gushing out about 250,000...

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