Repairs on a water main break near the Byron Kwik Trip happened between the highest commuting times so traffic was interrupted as little as possible. The city experienced three water main breaks in one morning as spring fire hydrant flushing raised the water velocity through sometimes weakened pipes, causing them to spring a leak.
Photo by Gretta Becay
By Gretta Becay
It was "all hands on deck" after Byron water mains broke in three locations May 2.
One of the two busiest intersections in Byron experienced one of the breaks. When water bubbled up through the pavement near the Kwik Trip, workers and equipment from S.L. Contracting were called in.
They quickly set up their big excavator and dump trucks and began breaking up the pavement and digging out the muddy muck to get to the break. These workers are old hands at repairing cracked water lines as they are called out in all weather to keep clean water running to homes and businesses throughout the region.
Another break was at Third Ave and Fifth St NE and another was under Byron Avenue North next to the grain elevators. Workers and equipment from Edge Contracting also responded said Public Works Superintendent Tom Ricke.
Read the rest of the story in the print edition of the Byron Review.