City repairs main water line, updates council on repairs
The city of Graham completed another repair to their 24-inch water line into the city Wednesday and updated the city council with some improvements made to water lines in the city Thursday.
The city released a press release Tuesday afternoon stating they would be performing another repair to their main 24-inch water line into the city Wednesday, May 13 which was anticipated to take six to nine hours. The city enacted a Stage 5 Water Emergency under their Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan from Tuesday, May 12 until the leak was repaired and in place.
Graham Director of Public Works, Randall Dawson, updated the Graham city council Thursday, May 14, regarding the repair and gave an update on the state of repairs being made on other lines in the city.
“Yesterday (Wednesday) we made a repair on that 24-inch line and it went fairly smooth. We were able to repair it quickly. We had it done before lunch,” Dawson said. “And then two weeks ago we replaced approximately 700 foot of aging infrastructure in the 1100 block of Remington. It was a 4-inch cast iron line that was installed (in the) early 60s. We replaced it with 6-inch PVC line. It definitely boosted the pressure on the block and surrounding blocks.”
For the full story, see the Wednesday, May 20 edition of The Graham Leader.