This morning, crews are working to clear the site of the enormous water main break on Mason Street, just north of Main Street.
Crews say some of the pipes needed to make those repairs have arrived, but the site must be cleaned and dry before they can make those repairs. Right now, they are trying to drain the remaining water.
The break flooded that intersection, and caused extremely low water pressure on Green Bay's East for about 4 hours yesterday morning.
Water service was restored in the afternoon, but people in East Green Bay should not be drinking their water. Officials say it needs to be boiled first, to eliminate any possible contaminates that could have gotten into the water supply from that broken main. Officials from the Water Department say they have no reason to believe the water is contaminated right now, but they can't be sure. They will be running tests, and say the water should be safe to drink again Tuesday night.
The water department was able to reroute water from other areas of the city, and reactive 5 back-up wells to restore water pressure to the East side.
They say the broken main also may have affected water pressure in parts of Howard, Ashwaubenon, and the Town of Scott.
Officials say they may never know why the pipe broke. They say it was tested 2 years ago, and should have lasted another 40 years without any problems.
Officials say the broken water main is also close to a natural gas line, and a petroleum line. This morning they found that the natural gas line did have some cosmetic damage, but is not leaking gas. Crews from local gas companies are on hand to watch those lines during the repair process.
Mason Street will remain closed from Main Street, to the East Town Mall indefinitely, but most other roads have been reopened.
Police still are asking drivers to avoid the area until that pipe is repaired. They say anyone who tries to go around their barricades will be ticketed.
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