October 23, 2012
As the water spurt suddenly intensifies, workers rush back to the spot where a pressure bypass gave way Tuesday morning at the Missouri American Water High Service Building. Four pumps located in the building generate the water pressure needed for the water system. Crews clamped a leak on an opposing line but then had to wait for an additional saddle clamp to arrive from out of town.
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Water main rupture shuts down service on Tuesday
A ruptured 6-inch water main at Missouri American Water left most of its 11,000 customers without water Tuesday morning, causing schools to let out early and many employers to send their workers home. The resulting boil order remains in effect.