Repairs to broken Centretown watermain will continue into Thursday

By Kieran Delamont, Ottawa Citizen, June 7, 2018

Efforts to repair a major watermain break in Centretown will keep two sections of road closed until at least midday Thursday.

The City of Ottawa had hoped to have the work completed by late Wednesday afternoon, but said the repairs are taking longer than expected.

“Repairs are expected to be complete by Thursday midday,” said Carol Hall, manager of water distribution. “Crews are working closely with partners to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.”

The break occurred near the intersection of O’Connor and Nepean streets early Tuesday morning, causing minor flooding in the area. Routine repairs were underway when the 16-inch water main broke. The resulting amount of water washed away the underlying soil and road bed, causing a small sinkhole (to which Ottawan residents need no introduction).

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