Cold weather repairs to city water lines


Sedalia Water Department employees work on two broken water lines Monday

Jim Sanders works to position a hydraulic pump in a hole cut in the pavement at Thompson Boulevard early Monday morning. The pump has the capacity to remove five gallons of water per second from the hole. Tim Proctor, distribution, mapping and safety manager for the Sedalia Water Department, said workers would remain on hand until the job was done, working as fast and safely as possible to repair the break. One of the main problems his crew had to deal with was traffic at the intersection of Thompson Boulevard and Broadway Boulevard.


Caleb Smith of the Sedalia Water Department uses a backhoe Monday morning while trying to uncover a break in the water line on Thompson Boulevard. Tim Proctor said the broken line was a six-inch hydrant lead line. Smith said he expected to have to dig six or seven feet to reach the broken line.


Caleb Smith uses a backhoe to remove asphalt and pavement from a portion of Thompson Boulevard near McDonald’s. Water service to both McDonald’s and Simmons First National Bank was disrupted for a portion of the morning. A second crew of Water Department employees were working to repair a break in a water line near 16th Street and Barrett Avenue at the same time Monday morning. Tim Proctor, distribution, mapping, and safety supervisor for the Water Department, said crews would remain at the sites until the lines were repaired.


Caleb Smith of the Sedalia Water Department operates a backhoe to remove a section of pavement so workers could find the break in the water line. Smith said he would probably have to dig six or seven feet before the broken pipe could be reached and repaired. Workers on the scene had not determined what caused the break but said the cold weather was possibly a contributing factor.


Pat Watkins of the Sedalia Water Department attaches a hose to a hydraulic pump to drain the water from a hole workers cut in the pavement on Thompson Avenue, near the intersection of Broadway Boulevard early Monday. Tim Proctor, distribution, mapping and safety supervisor for the Water Department, said workers had been at the job site since 9 a.m. and hoped to have the break fixed by 3 p.m. Proctor added that his crews would be at the site until the break was repaired.


Sedalia Water Department employees work on two broken water lines Monday

Jim Sanders works to position a hydraulic pump in a hole cut in the pavement at Thompson Boulevard early Monday morning. The pump has the capacity to remove five gallons of water per second from the hole. Tim Proctor, distribution, mapping and safety manager for the Sedalia Water Department, said workers would remain on hand until the job was done, working as fast and safely as possible to repair the break. One of the main problems his crew had to deal with was traffic at the intersection of Thompson Boulevard and Broadway Boulevard.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_tsd011216water1.jpgJim Sanders works to position a hydraulic pump in a hole cut in the pavement at Thompson Boulevard early Monday morning. The pump has the capacity to remove five gallons of water per second from the hole. Tim Proctor, distribution, mapping and safety manager for the Sedalia Water Department, said workers would remain on hand until the job was done, working as fast and safely as possible to repair the break. One of the main problems his crew had to deal with was traffic at the intersection of Thompson Boulevard and Broadway Boulevard.

Caleb Smith of the Sedalia Water Department uses a backhoe Monday morning while trying to uncover a break in the water line on Thompson Boulevard. Tim Proctor said the broken line was a six-inch hydrant lead line. Smith said he expected to have to dig six or seven feet to reach the broken line.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_tsd011216water2.jpgCaleb Smith of the Sedalia Water Department uses a backhoe Monday morning while trying to uncover a break in the water line on Thompson Boulevard. Tim Proctor said the broken line was a six-inch hydrant lead line. Smith said he expected to have to dig six or seven feet to reach the broken line.

Caleb Smith uses a backhoe to remove asphalt and pavement from a portion of Thompson Boulevard near McDonald’s. Water service to both McDonald’s and Simmons First National Bank was disrupted for a portion of the morning. A second crew of Water Department employees were working to repair a break in a water line near 16th Street and Barrett Avenue at the same time Monday morning. Tim Proctor, distribution, mapping, and safety supervisor for the Water Department, said crews would remain at the sites until the lines were repaired.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_tsd011216water3.jpgCaleb Smith uses a backhoe to remove asphalt and pavement from a portion of Thompson Boulevard near McDonald’s. Water service to both McDonald’s and Simmons First National Bank was disrupted for a portion of the morning. A second crew of Water Department employees were working to repair a break in a water line near 16th Street and Barrett Avenue at the same time Monday morning. Tim Proctor, distribution, mapping, and safety supervisor for the Water Department, said crews would remain at the sites until the lines were repaired.

Caleb Smith of the Sedalia Water Department operates a backhoe to remove a section of pavement so workers could find the break in the water line. Smith said he would probably have to dig six or seven feet before the broken pipe could be reached and repaired. Workers on the scene had not determined what caused the break but said the cold weather was possibly a contributing factor.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_tsd011216water4.jpgCaleb Smith of the Sedalia Water Department operates a backhoe to remove a section of pavement so workers could find the break in the water line. Smith said he would probably have to dig six or seven feet before the broken pipe could be reached and repaired. Workers on the scene had not determined what caused the break but said the cold weather was possibly a contributing factor.

Pat Watkins of the Sedalia Water Department attaches a hose to a hydraulic pump to drain the water from a hole workers cut in the pavement on Thompson Avenue, near the intersection of Broadway Boulevard early Monday. Tim Proctor, distribution, mapping and safety supervisor for the Water Department, said workers had been at the job site since 9 a.m. and hoped to have the break fixed by 3 p.m. Proctor added that his crews would be at the site until the break was repaired.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_tsd010216water5.jpgPat Watkins of the Sedalia Water Department attaches a hose to a hydraulic pump to drain the water from a hole workers cut in the pavement on Thompson Avenue, near the intersection of Broadway Boulevard early Monday. Tim Proctor, distribution, mapping and safety supervisor for the Water Department, said workers had been at the job site since 9 a.m. and hoped to have the break fixed by 3 p.m. Proctor added that his crews would be at the site until the break was repaired.

Jim Sanders works to position a hydraulic pump in a hole cut in the pavement at Thompson Boulevard early Monday morning. The pump has the capacity to remove five gallons of water per second from the hole. Tim Proctor, distribution, mapping and safety manager for the Sedalia Water Department, said workers would remain on hand until the job was done, working as fast and safely as possible to repair the break. One of the main problems his crew had to deal with was traffic at the intersection of Thompson Boulevard and Broadway Boulevard.

Caleb Smith of the Sedalia Water Department uses a backhoe Monday morning while trying to uncover a break in the water line on Thompson Boulevard. Tim Proctor said the broken line was a six-inch hydrant lead line. Smith said he expected to have to dig six or seven feet to reach the broken line.

Caleb Smith uses a backhoe to remove asphalt and pavement from a portion of Thompson Boulevard near McDonald’s. Water service to both McDonald’s and Simmons First National Bank was disrupted for a portion of the morning. A second crew of Water Department employees were working to repair a break in a water line near 16th Street and Barrett Avenue at the same time Monday morning. Tim Proctor, distribution, mapping, and safety supervisor for the Water Department, said crews would remain at the sites until the lines were repaired.

Caleb Smith of the Sedalia Water Department operates a backhoe to remove a section of pavement so workers could find the break in the water line. Smith said he would probably have to dig six or seven feet before the broken pipe could be reached and repaired. Workers on the scene had not determined what caused the break but said the cold weather was possibly a contributing factor.

Pat Watkins of the Sedalia Water Department attaches a hose to a hydraulic pump to drain the water from a hole workers cut in the pavement on Thompson Avenue, near the intersection of Broadway Boulevard early Monday. Tim Proctor, distribution, mapping and safety supervisor for the Water Department, said workers had been at the job site since 9 a.m. and hoped to have the break fixed by 3 p.m. Proctor added that his crews would be at the site until the break was repaired.

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