Water Main Repair Carries $45,000 Price Tag

Water Main Repair Carries $45,000 Price Tag

Mary Roberts | KNOP-TV

Repairing a broken water main at Cottonwood and Third Streets has a $45,000 price tag. Leroy Kramer, the water superintendent for the City of North Platte, says that the break was a significant one.

“It’s one of our bigger main breaks that we’ve had in a while. It’s not the first one we’ve had in this block, either,” Kramer said. “We’ve had this main break on us before. It’s kind of a major feeder line from our water tower. It’s a 12 inch pipe and it can really roll a lot of water when it breaks.”

The main initially broke on July 11, leaking 6,000 gallons of water per minute. Crews needed 20 minutes to shut down the water…(Read the full story)

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