Water Main Break Repaired - Crews Waiting for Reservoir to Refill

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POSTED: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 10:21pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 1, 2011 - 7:30am

UPDATE: Friday, July 1 - 7:31am

MONTANA VISTA - El Paso Water Utilities is working on restoring water to more than 3,000 Montana Vista customers.

There was a water main break at around 7:30 Thursday evening at the intersection of Montana and Krag.

El Paso Water Utilities said an 18-inch pipe burst and emptied a reservoir in the area.  It sent water gushing into the street.

Crews have been working through the night to repair the break and refill the reservoir. 

El Paso Water Utilities said the line was repaired at around 6:30 Friday morning.  Crews are now working on filling the reservoir.

Service should be restored within a few hours.

The cause of the water main break is still under investigation.

 


MONTANA VISTA - Water is a basic necessity that many of us take for granted. Right now, about 3,000 customers in Montana Vista don't have it, after a water main broke.

We're told a water reservoir was emptied, after a 24-inch line to a water main broke, and sent water gushing into the streets.

El Paso Water Utilities said it's making repairs to the line, to fill the reservoir back up. However, the utility said the cause of the water main break, is still unknown.

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I am a resident of Montana Vista area. I am also a mother of 3 young children and am very concerned of when we will get water again. These temperatures are very high and our ac's need water, our restrooms need water. I didn't see any work being done overnight and i think it should have been fixed by now. What can we do about the heat?

how can a new water main break?????????this is a new development and here it is summer!!something is wrong in montana vista ,so sorry for every one

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