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Crew drills into town's water line, services cut

3 years 3 months 1 week ago July 16, 2013 Jul 16, 2013 Tuesday, July 16 2013 July 16, 2013 4:37 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

LIVINGSTON- Town leaders hope to have water flowing to homes and businesses soon after a utility crew drilled a hole into the city's 8-inch line through the middle of town.

The crew was replacing a utility pole when they hit the line, knocking out water earlier Tuesday. The issue has also prompted a boil alert.

People affected are only on the Livingston water system and get water bills from the town of Livingston.

Even if water service is returned Tuesday evening, the boil order will remain until water is tested Wednesday. That is typical of any event involving a loss of pressure, failure, or water pipe rupture.

Mayor Derral Jones said the incident was unrelated to work dealing with the remediation of hazardous materials dating back to the 1982 train crash. The final phase of work for that began this week.
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