UPDATE: Water Main Breaks Linked to Sprinkler System

2 years ago January 05, 2014 Jan 5, 2014 Sunday, January 05 2014 Sunday, January 05, 2014 12:51:11 PM CST in News
By: Cody Lee Heyveld, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Workers completed repairs Sunday afternoon after two water main breaks closed the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Ash Street in the early morning hours.

One water main broke around 4 a.m. The break resulted in large amounts of flooding and compromised the water pressure at surrounding businesses. Columbia Water and Light fully restored that break around 7 a.m.

The city received calls around 10:20 a.m. of a new water main break in the same area. Columbia Light and Water notified its customers around 1:30 p.m., letting them know the water can be used again.

KOMU 8 News contacted Columbia Water and Light's customer service and public information office, but both refused to release any specific information about the water main breaks until Monday. However, the City of Columbia commented on KOMU8's Facebook post saying a private line for a sprinkler system was the cause. No boil order was necessary.

The harsh winter weather made fixing the break more difficult. Crews worked around the large amounts of water and ice to close a valve on the water main around noon.

[Editor's note: Customer service representatives at Columbia Water and Light said Sunday there were two water main breaks.  That information was different from a news release issued Sunday. Spokesperson Connie Kacprowicz e-mailed KOMU 8 News Monday verifying the news release information was correct and the information from the customer service on Sunday was incorrect.]

Join the conversation on our Facebook page.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - The third annual Black Men Rock event at Columbia College honored leaders in the black community Saturday afternoon.... More >>
12 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 6:54:12 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Police responded to a report of shots fired around 5 p.m. near Olympic Boulevard and Danbury Court in... More >>
12 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 6:31:44 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker says he's pleased that a colleague dropped a restraining order against him, but... More >>
13 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 5:28:16 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The fifth annual Lunafest made its way to mid-Missouri Saturday. The festival took place at Stephens College... More >>
13 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 5:19:10 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY - A hearing is scheduled in the Missouri Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee for four bills... More >>
14 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 4:55:18 PM CST in Continuous News
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The surviving suspect in a multistate crime spree has been booked into a Florida jail. ... More >>
15 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 3:39:43 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - A group of kids in Columbia explored space Saturday through a monthly space show at the Columbia Public... More >>
15 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 3:24:27 PM CST in Continuous News
BOONE COUNTY - A grass fire in Boone County Saturday afternoon left more than half an acre of land burned.... More >>
15 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 3:04:30 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department responded to a fire at the Gates Rubber Company around 10:30 Saturday morning. ... More >>
16 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 2:34:00 PM CST in Continuous News
SIKESTON (AP) — A 19-year-old southeast Missouri man faces charges accusing him of videotaping a man in a YMCA restroom.... More >>
17 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 1:41:01 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A proposal to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers appears to have little... More >>
17 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 1:21:16 PM CST in Continuous News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - Two people are dead after an accident on eastbound Interstate 70 near Kingdom City Saturday morning around... More >>
18 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 11:58:29 AM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Every state in the U.S. loses money to online sales, but a new study reveals Missouri is the... More >>
18 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 11:57:34 AM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri is among the majority of states that restrict access to original birth certificates for people... More >>
19 hours ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 11:07:14 AM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Twelve cities are arguing a state law capping how much revenue municipalities can draw from traffic... More >>
1 day ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 7:21:46 PM CST in Continuous News
MOLINE ACRES (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of Moline Acres are investigating the stabbing death of a... More >>
1 day ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 7:12:57 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Trade deals between Missouri and Colombia and Peru could bring more than 6,000 jobs to the state in... More >>
1 day ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 6:27:09 PM CST in Continuous News
CAMDENTON - The Camden County Sheriff's Office is investigating allegations of criminal behavior within the courthouse. The investigation started... More >>
1 day ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 6:22:56 PM CST in Continuous News
Interactive Radar Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 37°
7am 37°
8am 39°
9am 41°
10am 43°
Select a station to view its upcoming show schedule: KOMU 8 CW Mid-Missouri's CW

Coming Up Next

6:30 amOpen House
7:00 amWild About Animals
7:30 amJack Hanna's Animal Adventures

Tonight's Schedule

6:00 pmDateline NBC
7:30 pmPitch Perfect

Coming Up Next

6:30 amPaid Program
7:00 amTomorrow's World with Roderick Meredith
7:30 amIn Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley

Tonight's Schedule

7:00 pmAnother 48 Hrs.
9:00 pmKOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30 pmCougar Town