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Update on Manatee County water main repairs

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MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County Utilities Department (MCUD) crews continue to focus repair efforts on a leak in the 42” transmission line at the Water Treatment Plant—a repair that has become more extensive than originally believed. The repair involves removal of a damaged portion of pipe and replacement with a new length of pipe. However, to fully isolate the area of repair—while keeping water flowing to the rest of the county—line stops need to be inserted into the surrounding transmission mains. This additional work is adding time to the repair effort.

County crews are working with contractors to procure materials and prepare the site for the repairs. Components of the line stops are being built and brought to site for the repairs, which are expected to be completed next month.

No service interruptions are anticipated during these repairs.