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Crews Repair Corvallis Water Main

5th Street ThursdayCORVALLIS, Ore. — City crews have wrapped up repairs to the water main on Fifth Street in Corvallis.

Public Works crews replaced the pipe after it broke Tuesday and have been running tests to make sure it meets state and federal standards.

Traffic is now back to normal and surrounding businesses say they are happy with the way the city has handled the situation.

“The turn-around time was super impressive,” said Kurtis Magee, who works for Cudo Investments on 5th St. “This to me looked like a natural disaster at first. I’ve never seen water at that magnitude flowing for at least an hour. And they got it cleaned up really, really quickly.”

Magee’s co-worker, Francisco Cisneros, says though employees have had to use the porta-potties outside, he is also appreciative of the action the city has taken.

“I didn’t really think it was going to take them a day to fix it up,” he said. “I’m very impressed at how quickly they came in and did this turnaround.”

The city expects water service to be back on by 7 p.m. Thursday.

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