A water main break closed down part of the 8900 block of Seward Street on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. MICHAEL D. PITMAN / STAFF

Official: Fairfield water main break lost hundreds of gallons per minute, repairs continuing

Fairfield Public Utilities Director Adam Sackenheim said hundreds of gallons of water per minute poured out of a water main break on Seward Road this morning. 

Crews are on scene to repair the break, but Sackenheim said there could be multiple breaks. 

Water main breaks are a “fairly routine situation” on this stretch of road, he said, where the water main is scheduled to be replaced in 2020.

Sackenheim said the goal is to have the repairs made and the road re-opened by 4 p.m. today.

 

INITIAL REPORT:

A water main break in front of a Fairfield business has closed Seward Road this morning.

The water main break was reported at about 8:10 a.m. in front of Pacific Manufacturing Ohio, 8955 Seward Road.

Fairfield police have closed the road between Port Union Road and Union Centre Boulevard. Employees who work for companies in the area will be able to get through, police said.

A water main break closed down part of the 8900 block of Seward Street on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. MICHAEL D. PITMAN / STAFF

We’ll update this story as we get more information.

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