Downtown Water Main Pipe Breaks, Closing Beauregard for the Evening
SAN ANGELO, TX — The City Water Department repair crews were busy Saturday night fixing another major water main break. This time, a main underneath E. Beauregard Ave., said to be an 8-inch main, sprung a leak and water began seeping upward into the pavement.
Someone reported the leak around 9 p.m. Saturday night (May 12) and City crews arrived shortly thereafter and shut off the water. After determining where the busted part of the pipe was, the crews began to dig.
As of 12:30 a.m., the workers there don’t know how much longer the fix will take, but they are hoping shortly.
Until the pipe is fixed Beauregard at Oakes St. is blocked.
This is the third major water main break reported within the week. The City has budgeted over $80 million over 10 years paid for with Certificates of Obligation to repair as many streets as possible. Rehabilitating water pipes underneath the roadways is included in that budget. Far south College Hills Blvd and Martin Luther King Blvd have both been repaved. Work will begin on Bell St. this summer, the City announced earlier this year.
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