Repairing a broken water pipe in Northville; It is expected to return to service next week

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The Great Lakes Water Authority has completed repair of a break in a 30-inch water transmission main in Northville.

Great Lakes Water Authority field service crews completed the repair of a 30-inch water transmission main in Northville.

Great Lakes Water Authority field service crews completed the repair of a 30-inch water transmission main in Northville.

The fracture was discovered around 3:30 a.m. Friday, causing portions of the primary roadway between Novi Street and Oakland Avenue to sink, flooding the surrounding area and Seven to eight homes were destroyed.

By 9 a.m. Friday, the agency was able to isolate the break, and by Friday evening, field service crews had removed most of the water from the fracture site and were able to begin work on the damaged pipe.

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By late Monday morning, crews and their contractors had removed 16 feet of damaged pipe and began replacing it with a new section.

The Great Lakes Water Authority announced in a news release that repairs were complete by Thursday morning, with backfilling of the rest stop site and reconstruction of the temporary road completed Friday.

Great Lakes Water Authority field service crews completed the repair of a 30-inch water transmission main in Northville.

Great Lakes Water Authority field service crews completed the repair of a 30-inch water transmission main in Northville.

The Great Lakes Water Authority also plans to conduct a pressure and purge test of the main line on Friday and a water quality test early next week.

The main line is expected to return to service mid-next week.

This article originally appeared on the Detroit Free Press: A broken 30-inch water pipe was repaired in Northville

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