Repairing a break in a huge water main in Northville; expected to return to service next week

The Great Lakes Water Authority has completed repairs to a ruptured 30-inch water main in Northville.

Great Lakes Water Authority field service crews are completing repairs to the 30-inch water transmission main in Northville.

The rupture was discovered around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning, sinking portions of Baseline Road between Novi Street and Oakland Avenue, flooding the surrounding area and damaging seven to eight houses.

By 9 a.m. Friday, the agency was able to isolate the rupture and by Friday evening, field service crews had removed most of the water from the rupture site and were able to get to work on the damaged pipe.

More: Complete repair of broken water main in Northville scheduled for next week

Late Monday morning, crews and their contractors removed 16 feet of damaged pipe and began replacing it with a new segment.

Repairs were completed Thursday morning, the Great Lakes Water Authority said in a news release, with backfilling of the rupture site and temporary road reconstruction expected to be completed Friday.

Great Lakes Water Authority field service crews are completing repairs to the 30-inch water transmission main in Northville.

The Great Lakes Water Authority also plans to conduct pressure testing and water main disinfection Friday as well as water quality testing early next week.

The main one is expected to be back in service by the middle of next week.

This article was originally published on Detroit Free Press: Repairing a break in a 30-inch water main in Northville

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