By Jeffery Smith email@example.com
CORNING - A 12-inch water main broke at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on Cluthera Lane, temporarily flooding the area near the Corning Center for Rehabilitation. Crews worked for about eight hours to fix the broken pipe.
Larry Wagner, city superintendent of public works, said the main break caused disruptions in service, especially in the immediate area of the city’s Southside, until work was completed at about 4:30 a.m.
“The public works department did an excellent job isolating the problem and making the necessary repairs,” said City Manager Mark Ryckman. “All property owners in the area now have service.”
The city has issued a Boil Water Notice to the Corning Center for Rehabilitation and three other nearby homes in the immediate vicinity of the break, Ryckman said. The public works department will be testing water quality for the next 48 hours.
“It is likely the city will have test results Friday,” Ryckman said. “Upon the verification of the test results that the water meets state drinking standards, the affected property owners will be notified.”
Ryckman said at about 5 a.m. the public works department was notified of a main break on Upper Delevan Avenue, that was also replaced.
“Unfortunately, as they were finishing the repairs, they had another main break on Upper Delevan Avenue,” Ryckman said. “We apologize for any inconvenience these may have caused.”