Cheney water leak repaired

CHENEY -- Water Department crews have made a successful repair of a water leak that happened yesterday, Feb. 19, near Garden Manor Apartments.

Public Works Director Todd Ableman said a "sizeable leak" was discovered beneath State Route 904 / 1st Street at the entrance to complex. The lead in the 12-inch PVC water main was disgorging approximately 300 gallons per minute into the ground.

"The apparent cause of the leak was a rock that eventually caused a stress fracture in the PVC pipe," Ableman said.

Crew completed the repairs late yesterday afternoon. The disruption in the flow caused by the l...


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