Installation in rocky soil and corrosion are to blame for three water main breaks in Stow Saturday morning, according to Service Director Mike Miller.
All of the breaks happened Saturday morning:
- Fishcreek Road broke around 4 a.m.
- Graham Road broke shortly after
- Sears Road broke around 10 a.m.
Miller said a boil alert was not issued, but water was turned off in some areas, including the Falls Commons Plaza, until the early afternoon Saturday.
sent out a notice Saturday morning via email telling customers that the business was closed for the day because it did not have water.
"Water to Saltis Towers was off until about 4 p.m.," said Miller. "The third break on Sears involved a shut-down of about 4 hours. The responding departments wrapped up about 7 p.m."
Despite the three breaks, water pressure in the area was tested and there was always positive pressure, Miller said.
Five city employees worked time and a half for 21.5 hours to get the work complete, he said. Two backhoes, three large and two small dump trucks, two utility trucks, one utility van and one mason's truck were needed to complete the projects Saturday. Parts to fix the breaks cost about $1,550.
"Staff from a number of departments responded and performed outstandingly," said Miller.