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City Utilities is replacing vulnerable water mains

City Utilities is aiming for a record year for a water main replacement.

Posted: Apr 3, 2019 7:08 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- There were more than 40 water main breaks with seven of them happening last year for pipes between Grove Street, Edgewood, and Livingston Avenue.

The homes and multiple businesses along North Clinton experienced inconvenience because of it especially Turnstone Center for children and adults.

City Utilities is hoping to replace the pipes this year.

"When there's a water main break, we have to close our services. Clients and staff will have to go home. We're very thankful that the city is making the investment in replacing the water main," Colin Lyman director of facilities for Turnstone said.

"Right now we've awarded this project. We're in the contract phase. We're hoping within three weeks possibly four weeks we'll begin construction," manager of construction and engineering for city utilities Michael Kiester said.

The water main on North Clinton will be replaced in two phases.

Phase one will begin later in April.

Turnstone will be hosting the international qualifier for goalball and Judo which will be in June.

Phase two will hold off until after that is done.

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