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“It’s a lot of work!” Utility crews repair two water main breaks in City of Brookfield

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BROOKFIELD -- Utility crews repaired two water main breaks that happened in the City of Brookfield on Wednesday morning, September 9th.

One of the breaks was on Capitol Drive and the second on Brookfield Road.

The break on Brookfield Road was affecting about 10 customers, who were without water as repairs were being made. The break on Capitol Drive was much more significant.

"It's a lot of work," Mike Terry, operations supervisor for the City of Brookfield Water Department said.

The water main break on Brookfield Road happened first Wednesday -- around 6:30 a.m.

"It looks like a stainless steel clamp or saddle failed and it eroded a PVC pipe and from that point the PVC pipe split longitudinally. Very unusual -- but it does happen occasionally," Terry said.

It would take several hours to fix.

"It`s going to involve cutting out a section of this 12-inch water main and putting in a new piece of pipe," Terry said.

Crews repair water main break in Brookfield

Crews repair water main break in Brookfield

Three miles away, crews were hard at work repairing an eight-inch break on Capitol Drive near Imperial Drive.

"It can be an expensive operation today," Terry said.

This water main break occurred just before 8:00 a.m.

The water main break on Capitol Drive forced a half-day at St. Dominic Catholic School -- not because they didn't have water, but to ensure bus traffic wasn't impacted later in the afternoon.

All Brookfield residents who were without water Wednesday are now back online.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

1 Comment

  • Melissa

    Hello Fox 6,

    We are very close to the watermain break on River road and I assure you that there is more than ten customers involved here, we work in a business here on Brookfield Road and there is no water in our entire business park.

    Sincerely,

    Melissa

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