Workers in an Oklahoma town have been working hard fixing plumbing leaks in a four-inch steel water line that runs below one of the city's streets, according to local paper The Journal. The aging pipe will soon be replaced with PVC pipe, which officials hope will resolve the issue.
Perkins City Manager Pete Seikel told the news source crews would start working on one of the bigger leaks before moving onto the others.
“We have all the parts for the water line on Thomas Street,” Seikel said. “But we won’t tackle the project until next week, when school’s out for the summer.”
Although the leaks haven't released a major amount of water, officials hope crews fix the plumbing sooner than later. According to The Journal, the city has been unable to replace some of the old pipes due to lack of funding. Crews, however, will continue to fix the issues while they are able.
A Fremont, Nebraska, courtroom was recently flooded with four inches of water after a water leak in the building on May 13. Officials are not sure about what the leak caused, but believe it may have been caused by a damaged heat pump in the building. Crews were able to clean up most of the water after detecting the leak, according to The Fremont Tribune.