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Public works repairs water leak on Garner

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It’s been years since residents in the Wilson Boulevard/ Garner, McKinley and Darneal street area and the city began discussing the need for drainage improvements.

About 10 days ago, city officials announced that work on the $40,000-plus project would begin toward the end of the month. Runoff from Woodland Cemetery would be collected by a series of inlets, then be directed to an underground pipe that would run from Wilson to Garner and then beneath Garner to an existing drainage ditch on the east side of the street.

But no one mentioned the possibility of a head start.

That, in fact, is what happened last week when street department employees discovered water running from an existing drainage tube near public housing east of Garner. The discovery resulted in an unscheduled excavation of Garner for a public works crew and a detour for drivers.

Water service wasn’t interrupted, City Administrator Ron Brohammer said, nor was a boil order necessary, but there was considerable work to get to the leaking 4-inch main.

See the complete story in the Sept. 19 Richmond News.

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