Water main break in north Abilene repaired


ABILENE, Texas - The city of Abilene repaired the water main break that caused a loss of more than five million gallons of water.

The break happened on Wednesday. The city was forced to close the Northeast and Grimes Water Treatment Plants.

The break was fixed Thursday.

Officials said the fix took about four hours and cost between $5,000 and $10,000.

Rodney Taylor, water utilities director for the city, said residents can now go back to regular water use.

"We're in what I would call a normal condition." Taylor said. "We have some additional treatment capacity available if the demands do go up, so I think normal usage would be acceptable today from here on out."

Taylor said the original pipe was old and there was some corrosion that led to the Wednesday's leak.

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