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Crews Repair Large Water Main Break in Rogers

Updated: 03/12/2014 4:03 PM
Created: 03/11/2014 3:37 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

Rogers Public Works crews repaired a "significant" water main break that happened on Tuesday. 

The Rogers Police Department says the break happened on the 21000 block of Rogers Drive behind Camping World. A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter was sent in to help crews figure out the exact location of the break.

A 10 inch water main located in a wooded area failed, according to the city. At least 2 million gallons of water were lost.

The repairs were complete by Wednesday morning, according to an update from the city.

Storage tanks lost a significant amount of water and wells began pumping to replenish the supply, according to City Administrator Steve Stahmer.

This could have been an issue if fire fighters had to battle a fire, according to Stahmer. "Fortunately, the location of the break was identified before water supply/fire flow became a serious concern and no such fire event occurred during the water main break," Stahmer wrote in a news release.

At least two businesses did not have water.


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