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New water infrastructure in the works to stop water main breaks

Faith Egbuonu
December 20, 2018 08:29 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - There have been a number of water main breaks in Roswell, but the city is working to repair them as soon as possible.

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“We hired a contractor to come in to fix the leak on the 36-inch water line. The problem we have now is the one of plumbing caps that he’s done,” said Louis Najar, who is the city engineer.

Najar said it wasn’t sealed completely, which caused a small leak to occur. 

“The replacement parts have been ordered, so the contractor is owning up to the repair, and he will fix it, with no additional costs to the city,” Najar said.

However, the closures of McGaffey St. and Union are impacting several businesses.

“It causes quite a lot of problems, but there’s people now actually trying to remove the signs to get around, because they are anxious to get through here, quickly, “said Julie Corbell owner of The Wrap Studio.

The city is working on a water infrastructure plan to prevent future problems in the city’s water system. It goes into effect early next year.

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