by Dave Warner

Updated: 10/30/2018 – as of yesterday, City Engineer Chester Szymanski said “We’ve fixed the leak.”

The Water Distribution Department, the Fire Department and city engineer were all involved in a confined space entry to send people into a manhole on Friday. All was in preparation for excavation work that will begin next week at 77 Petrie Street to repair a complex water leak that is flowing at the rate of 75,000-100,000 gallons a day.

According to City Engineer Chester P. Szymanski III “We’re out here to pinpoint the water leak so that they know exactly where to dig. Seems like this one has been going for quite awhile. It’s a simple task, but a complicated process.”

“Once they locate the leak, we’ll be showing up with an excavator. We’re doing some shoring to make sure it will be a safe excavation and once we know exactly where to dig, we’ll start opening that up. Hopefully we’ll find the leak quickly and in the spot we think it is in,” stated Szymanski.