SAN ANGELO, Texas – (UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. February 24th.) City water distribution crews are working to repair a water main break at 18th and Main Street. There have been minor traffic delays on main street as a result of the repair work. The break occurred over the weekend and was caused when a contractor damaged the main. Water flows have been rerouted around the break to avoid disruptions in service to area residents.
“This […] wasn’t due to deterioration of the pipe it was due to another construction project,” explained Allison Strube, director of water utilities for the city of San Angelo. “Our crews are working throughout Monday to try to get this leak repaired, it should be done by later Monday evening if not first thing Tuesday morning.”
In the meantime, drivers are asked to remain aware of crews working in the area.
(UPDATE: 1:00 p.m. February 23rd.) At 8 a.m. Water Distribution crews began working to repair a 20-inch water main near 18th and Main Street.
The line was damaged by another utility contractor. Fortunately, crews were able to isolate the area while maintaining water service to customers.
Water is being diverted and rerouted around the repair. The line is a concrete steel cylinder and will require welding repairs.
The crews are also working on leaks in other areas of the town, but will make the necessary repairs to the 20-inch line tomorrow.