Repair crews are working feverishly to fix a small water main break in south St. Louis near the intersection of Chippewa and Hampton.
According to Curt Skouby, director of Public Utilities and Water Commissioner, the leak was not able to be fully repaired after two days of crews on the scene. But because the leak was small, crews will not be forced to shut off the water in the surrounding area until late in the evening, which would be a great inconvenience to residents and businesses if water was shut off all day, KSDK reported.
Spokesman for St. Louis City Water Tom Rothermich told the source that dropping temperatures made the break more difficult to fix but repairs should be complete before the end of the week.
Another water main leak was found on Central Avenue in Le Mars, Iowa, recently, and city crews worked together to repair the leak. The water main burst lowered the storage in the city's 1 million gallon water tower, prompting the water crews, public works and fire rescue departments to work with the Sioux City Water Department to stop the leak, the Daily Sentinel reported.
The Sioux City water staff brought with them sonar equipment to transmit high-frequency sound waves through the water to help locate the source of the leak in the pipes. Once the leak was isolated to a specific area, crews were able to focus on digging through the street to stop the leak, the source reported.