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City to repair water leak and holes on North Jackson

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Inclement weather on Tuesday afternoon prevented Greencastle officials from immediately addressing an underground water leak that has surfaced on North Jackson Street a couple blocks north of the square.

City Council members learned Tuesday night that a connection along the main water line that runs on the east side of the street has apparently failed.

Water plant officials said they hope to repair the problem Wednesday, provided the streets are free of snow and ice.

They don't anticipate a major, or extensive repair job, but water service may be briefly interrupted along Jackson Street during the repair.

With North Jackson Street on their minds, council members also discussed the large metal slabs that have been placed in the northbound lane to cover holes left from last summer's water line rehabilitation project. Patches of asphalt were placed over the holes last fall but have since deteriorated, causing the need for the metal covers.

After receiving complaints from residents, Mayor Sue Murray and other city officials met Tuesday afternoon to discuss having those rough spots addressed immediately.

Murray said she is concerned the slabs pose a danger for collecting ice and could pose a problem for snow plows as well.

She said workers will try to carve out the asphalt to allow the metal slabs to fit down inside the holes better, in an effort to eliminate the bumps that drivers have been trying to avoid for weeks.

Permanent repairs, however, cannot be made until the spring when the street temperature warms up, Murray said.

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Did the water line upgrade performed by an outside contractor not include a warranty? They should be fixing these items if they were a part of their work.

-- Posted by VolunteerFF on Wed, Feb 13, 2008, at 7:28 AM

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