An 8 inch waterline estimated to be around 80 years old had one block shut down for repairs on East Church.
Broken Waterline Increases Downtown Congestion, LIVINGSTON, February 28, 2011 - At around 1 pm on February 28, 2011, a broken waterline was reported to the City of Livingston. Officials showed up at the intersection of Washington and East Church to find water literally gushing up through the seem between the sidewalk and the road, and through any crack in the area. Workers used a jack hammer to begin punching holes in the road in order to try and pinpoint where the water leak was coming from. According to sources the waterline is believed to be an 8 inch pipe that ruptured. Water would literally shoot up through the pavement anywhere a hole was punched. The line is estimated to be around 80 years old. Traffic on East Church was blocked for one block as workers began repair. At time of press, the repair was still ongoing.
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Water was gushing between the seem of the road and the sidewalk.
Water manager Bill Haecker sizes up measurements for excavation.
Left to right Lieutenant Matt Parrish, Police Chief Dennis Clifton and Kevin Harbuck. Kevin Harbuck is the head of local TXDOT operations.
Workers attempt to pinpoint the part of the 8 inch line that is ruptured.
Once the area was pinpointed, the workers began to cut into the road.
When excavation began, the water gushed even more.
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