October 24, 2014

Medina
Mostly sunny
60°F

Water main break fixed on Plymouth Street in Medina

Steve Beliles of Medina's Water Department operates the backhoe while working on a water main break at 37 Plymouth St. this morning. (GAZETTE PHOTOS BY LIZ SHEAFFER)

Steve Beliles of Medina's Water Department operates the backhoe while working on a water main break at 37 Plymouth St. this morning. (GAZETTE PHOTOS BY LIZ SHEAFFER)

MEDINA — Crews from the city’s Water Department repaired a water main break on Plymouth Street this morning.

Foreman Cory Clifford said if repairs could be made while the water was under pressure, there should be no boil alert or loss of pressure for nearby residents.

Water pressure stayed up and repairs were finished before noon.

Crew member Steve Beliles said the problem was a beam break, a circular crack in the pipe, and it was repaired in less than three hours.

Workers had the pipe clamped by 11:50 a.m. and started filling in the work site soon thereafter.

A boil alert starting at 3 this afternoon for residents in the southern half of Medina has nothing to do with the water main break on Plymouth. That alert is being issued while crews update the Koons Avenue Pump Station.

A clamp fixes a water main break on Plymouth.

A clamp fixes the water main break on Plymouth.