Archive for Thursday, December 19, 2013

Water main break affects hundreds

December 19, 2013, 10:24 a.m.

Updated: December 19, 2013, 10:24 a.m.

Hundreds of Basehor residents woke up on Dec. 19 to little or no water pressure because of a broken water main near 150th Street and State Avenue.

Suburban Water, Inc, Vice President Travis Miles said the main broke for unknown reasons at about 5:15 a.m. Thursday. Miles said contractors were working to repair the line Thursday morning and that by 9 a.m., most of the customers affected had at least 50 percent of their water pressure restored. Suburban Water serves southern Leavenworth County.

“There are a number of reasons the line may have broken and we don’t know specifically why yet,” Miles said. “We apologize for any inconvenience.”

The schools affected in Basehor were Basehor-Linwood Middle School and Glenwood Ridge Elementary School. Both schools, according to district Superintendent David Howard, had restored their water pressure by about 9 a.m. and school was not delayed at either location. The only effect of the water main break on the school day was that the lunch menu, which included spaghetti, had to be changed as the kitchen was unable to prepare the food in the morning.

Miles said the rest of the customers affected by the main break had their normal water pressure to be restored by noon. Miles estimated that between 500-to-900 customers were effected Thursday morning.

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