City of Midland crews work all day to repair water main break

City of Midland crews work all day to repair water main break

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - On Monday, crews with the city of Midland worked tirelessly to fix a damaged water line. Water could be seen flowing near South Midland Drive and Comanche Drive, all the way to Highway 80.

Mychael Ball, a resident of Midland said, "As I began to look down the whole street began to buckle. Cars were still driving on it so they were driving on a wave of the road."

Crews on the scene said the a private company was working near the city's "12" line and bore through it, damaging the line.

Felipe Ramirez, Supervisor of Water & Sewer for the City of Midland said, "As far as back-fielding and everything, it's probably going to take another three, four hours. Probably until seven or eight."

The private company working near the line was G&L Plumbing. Two of their employees said they were working on the sewer line when it was damaged. It didn't affect residents but one business had to close.

"If it's a laundromat or car wash, they would probably have to close down for a little while until they get water back on," said Ramirez.

Ramirez added this kind of break normally doesn't happen and residents like Ball are glad it wasn't worse than it was.

"I didn't know what to think. I just wanted to get safe and get some film in case I had to show somebody," said Ball.

The City of Midland advises any company working on water lines to call 811 before they start digging.

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