Leaking water valve causes outage for residents Tuesday


REPAIRS on two broken valves and a third leaking valve on water lines at the intersection of San Antonio and Edison streets left a portion of Fredericksburg residents without water Tuesday as city water department staff, including (from left) Brian Peters, Brian Kirchner, Michael Behrends and Bernardo Jaimes worked to stop leaks. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward

Residents in southwest Fredericksburg spent most of Tuesday without water as City of Fredericksburg workers repaired two broken valves and a third leaking valve on lines at the intersection of San Antonio and Edison streets.

City staff identified the leak about four to five weeks ago, but the leak was classified as “minor,” and water department workers completed existing projects along Morning Glory Drive before moving over to the leak repairs Tuesday.

“We were unable to isolate that valve due to a couple of other broken valves in the area so it’s something that we let sit here for just a little while we were addressing some other needs up on Morning Glory Drive,” Fredericksburg’s new director of public works Clinton Bailey said, adding that the work crews have “done a really good job of going around and talking to residents and businesses,  letting people know what to expect in terms of what the outage is and how long to expect.”

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