Sunday, January 28, 2001

Lockland water main lets loose

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        LOCKLAND — A water main break was threatening this community's water supply Saturday night.

        The main water line that serves almost the entire village burst at 10 p.m., flooding the intersection of North Cooper and Pershing avenues.

        Mayor Jim Brown said 4,400 residents could be without water if the line isn't repaired quickly. He said everyone still has water, but a boil water advisory probably would be issued.

        He said the village uses about 1 million gallons of water a day. But with the leak, it will go through its 4-million-gallon reserves withing two days. The community has the ability to tap water from the Cincinnati Water Works. However, the water will have to be shut off for crews to repair the main.

        “We have been real fortunate this year, we hadn't had any water main breaks,” Mayor Brown said. “I guess it was our turn.”

        He said shifting ground caused the break.

        Lockland owns and operates one of only three independent water companies in Hamilton County. The majority of communities in the county get their water from Cincinnati Water Works.


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