Water Main Issues on Main Street

by Brittany Harris on August 16, 2010 at 5:48 am

Westbound onto Y-Bridge is closed again due to water main issues on Main Street.

A non-functioning part of the water line cracked causing three businesses to go without water for part of the day.

"The fitting itself split, just a few feet a few yards away from where we fixed it last week so we had to dig it out and remove the old T and just did a straight connector," said Public Service Director, Mike Sims.

Sims says these kinds of issues are hard to avoid in places like downtown Zanesville, where there is a lot of old piping.

"Everytime you try to dig up this old infrastructure and try to repair it or wiggle it or stress it somewhere else, it’s just like old piping in your house," he said.

Sims says once the concrete is poured and the repairs are made, traffic will go back to normal by tomorrow evening.