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City says repair to broken water main is two weeks behind schedule

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Repairs to a broken water main in south St. Louis have yet to be made by the city.

After a pipe near Geyer and Mississippi Avenue burst two months ago, city officials said it would be repaired before March.

But, as leaks continue to effect surrounding businesses, crews are now saying that repairs to the main are running behind schedule, as the new pipe still needs to be treated and coated before it can be connected to the city’s water system.

That process would take at least two more weeks.

Like many other water lines in St. Louis, the broken main is made of steel and enforced in concrete.

The broken line was scheduled to be completed at the end of February, but since repairs have taken longer than anticipated, a debate as to who will pay for water damages has started.
 

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