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Road work cuts water line

 

October 6, 2022

Grace Moore

Pine Haven Mayor Karla Brandenburg explains the cascading issues after a Swagger Construction dirt crew hit and broke the town water main last week.

When the Swagger crew was initially cutting the roadway and drainage through the C Bar property, they inadvertently struck the town's water main and as efforts were taken to fix the damage, a cascading effect began to occur.

At Tuesday morning's workshop, Mayor Karla Brandeburg explained the situation to her council, saying, "They dug it up and because the fittings were old...when they put a coupling in there and turned the water back on, it blew [one of the elbows in the line], fixed this [one]...and blew this [other]line...We were afraid that if we turned it back on again, it would blow...



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