City OKs nearly $1M to fix line behind major water outage


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city will spend nearly $1 million to fix the broken water pipe behind a water
outage described as the largest in that city’s history.
Dayton officials say about 150 million gallons of treated water flowed into the Great Miami River when a
water main broke Feb. 13. The Dayton Daily News reports the city has approved an $863,000 payment order
for repairs.
City officials say the "unprecedented" break caused water outages and water pressure problems
throughout Dayton and prompted a water boil advisory that’s since been lifted.
Several weeks after the break, high water levels still prevented crews from inspecting the line. City
officials say the pipe’s location beneath the river made the break extremely difficult to find.
The city says testing indicated water quality wasn’t compromised.
Information from: Dayton Daily News,

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