Water supply resumes after main-break fix

WATER MAIN BREAK: Village of Rycroft Public Works Foreman Dolan Isaac, left, led crews working to repair a water main break on 49 Street on Saturday, November 14. Water supply to a section of the village between 44 Street and 49 Street was shut while repair work continued and went into the night. Water supply was restored shortly after 9pm on the same day. PHOTO BELOW: Isaac, middle, called in H2Oil Energy Inc. and Scott’s Excavating Ltd “to make sure work our repair work proceeds efficiently, speedily and – more importantly – safely,” he said.

Crews worked into the night on Saturday, November 14, to repair a water main break that occurred on 49 Street in the Village of Rycroft. The main break left a bloc of the village – between 49 Street and 44 Street – without water supply for hours while crews dug 10-12 feet underground to reach to the leaking water line and commence repair work.

Water supply returned to normal shortly after 9pm on Saturday.

The main break was discovered after a couple called Rycroft Public Works Foreman Dolan Isaac on Saturday morning to report about water that started to pool by the roadside across from where they live on 49 Street.

“After a site inspection, I knew it was a water main break. So, the first thing I did was make a call to Alberta One to secure approval for the dig. Then I called in outside help to make sure our repair work proceeds efficiently, speedily and – more importantly – safely. Safety – that’s the key word,” Isaac told The Central Peace Signal.

Crews from H2Oil Energy Inc. and Scott’s Excavating Ltd dug 10-12 feet underground to reach to the water line.

Excavation began at around 2pm at which time water supply to residences between 49 Street and 44 Street was shut off to eliminate line pressure while repair work was ongoing.