EWEB Crews Replace Water Main

EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB crews partially shut down a busy downtown Eugene intersection Monday to replace an old water main.

Back in August, the main ruptured, causing massive flooding in the area. Crews did a quick fix but needed to put in about 800 feet of new pipe.

“It’s an old cast iron pipe, about 16 inches in diameter. When those things get about 50 or 60 years old, they become very brittle and break very easily. So our water engineering guys decided to replace this whole section,” said Joe Harwood, EWEB spokesman.

The project started last week. Crews say they should be finished by the end of November.

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