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  • Water District's Main Pipeline Collapses
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 12/18/13 - 07:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Washington County Water Conservancy District
    Washington County Water Conservancy District
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    (WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah) - Representatives from the Washington County Water Conservancy District responded yesterday to a pipeline collapse in the district’s main line located near the La Verkin Hot Springs. The cause for the collapse is still under investigation but initial indicators lead to a frozen air valve that deregulated pressure. Approximately 120 feet of 72-inch steel pipeline will need to be replaced.

    The district has taken the following immediate actions:

    1. Dispatched field crews to survey the situation and check other valves and pipelines that may also be susceptible to the low temperatures

    2. Submitted plans and specifications to local and national suppliers to obtain replacement materials, repair timeframes and estimated repair costs

    Water delivery to the district’s various municipal partners will proceed uninterrupted due to storage in the district’s reservoirs; however, the collapsed pipeline prevents the district from collecting water to replenish the reservoirs so residents are encouraged to use water wisely.

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