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Norwalk mayor praises city workers who prevented water crisis

Scott Seitz2 • Jul 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch delivered high praise after the meeting for city employees who averted a crisis at the water treatment plant recently.

Josh Snyder, public works director, said sediment had blocked the main water line coming from the water treatment plant.

The line, which is an 18-inch waterline, was blocked down to 4 inches. City crews worked through the night to jackhammer out some of the calcium.

"The potential for real trouble was there," the mayor said.

Snyder said the pipes, which are from the 1989-1990 era, need to be replaced. "It could be substantially over $25,000," he said. "I hope it's under $100,000."

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