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Hazleton approves $4,000 project to fix water main

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HAZLETON (KWWL) - During a special meeting on Thursday night, city council members in Hazleton unanimously approved a $4,000 project to fix a frozen water main.

Crews spent Friday digging up the water main located on a dead end road on Madison Avenue South, so they could begin flushing 500 gallons of water through it with a jet.

"We've got the rest of the town taken care of, it's just this one half of a block, that's it. When we get this open, everybody will have water," said Public Works Director Mike Loomis.

Loomis said four houses have service lines connected to the frozen water main, and those houses have been without water since Valentine's Day.

"We'd like to have it open as soon as possible," said Loomis.

Loomis said once crews could get water flowing through the water main, he planned to take samples of the water to be tested with the DNR two times within a 48-hour time span.

"I appreciate the public's patience," he said. "We've tried to address it as quickly as possible."

City officials encouraged residents to keep a stream of water flowing in their homes to prevent service lines from freezing. They said increases in water bills will be taken care of by the city.
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