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Sections of city go without water

July 27, 2012
By DAVE GOSSETT - Staff writer , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE - A split main water transmission pipe from the city water filtration plant on University Boulevard left hundreds of city residents without water for several hours Thursday evening.

City Water Superintendent Bill Skinner said the ruptured pipe supplied water to the LaBelle water tower tank and affected residences and business in the LaBelle, Pleasant Heights, Lincoln Heights and Hollywood Boulevard neighborhoods.

Skinner said water department crews replaced 15 feet of broken pipe and had started re-energizing the water system at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday.

"The areas that lost water will remain under a boil order until further notice," said Skinner.

Skinner said the split in the pipe was caused by the age of the infrastructure.

The ruptured water pipe buckled a sidewalk in front of the filtration plant and sent water cascading down University Boulevard until it was shut off.

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