Gerads said the water main
originally rested on the riverbed.
A Welsh Water spokesman said: "This was a very difficult repair given the size of the water main
and also the challenging ground and weather conditions.
A critical new finding is that smaller municipal utilities have twice the water main
break rates as larger utilities.
Earlier in the year, water main
replacement projects totalling USD1.1m were completed on Oak and Tenplus Streets, Tanglefoot Lane, Pleasant Ridge Drive and 25th Street in Bettendorf; North Pine and North Harrison Streets, Jersey Ridge Road at Duck Creek and 53rd Street east of Elmore Avenue in Davenport; Davenport Avenue in LeClaire; and Manor and Circle Drives in Riverdale.
Tees and valves were also installed at some intersections with county roads to accommodate water main
extensions, if needed.
At 9pm on Tuesday Welsh Water said engineers had repaired the burst water main
and were starting to refill the system.
A break on the water main
affected supplies to Crymych, Boncath, St Dogmaels, Tegryn, Moelgrove and Nevern.
Mountain Water Company announced it recently completed replacing 2,450 feet of old water main
in downtown Missoula, MT.
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A broken water main
shut down traffic along a section of West 11th Avenue in Eugene for several hours Thursday, creating traffic jams along a street that's already one of the most congested in the city.
A BURST water main
caused chaos in Skelmanthorpe when one of its main roads was closed off during morning rush hour.
The work is part of a pounds 3m move by Northumbrian Water to upgrade 47 kilometres of water main
in the old market town and when it is finished the work should provide a reliable supply of clean mains water for the next century.