On Tuesday afternoon, Charlotte Water crews quickly responded to an emergency water main break at the 1300 block of Central Avenue.
This repair required the replacement of a 12-inch water main, which was no easy feat. The water main wasn’t the only thing underground – crews also had to remove or replace a few things that were in the way of the water main break:
- Remove an old trolley line
- Replace 24 feet of wastewater pipe
- Remove an old water pipe no longer in service
- Repair a storm drain affected by the excavation
During the restoration phase, crews also found a second leak on the main. Crews will be repaving the road Saturday and checking the area to ensure the remaining older water pipe doesn’t spring a leak. Crews estimate all lanes will reopen Monday evening.