The sewer main that began leaking near the Hamburg area early last week was repaired overnight Saturday by city workers who shut down the North Elkhorn pump station for 14 hours.
The main was not broken, said Mark York, a spokesman for the city's water quality division, but it was leaking badly. It did require a custom-made replacement pipe and an outer pipe installation.
"It was a long night for us," he said.
It ended about 10 a.m. Sunday, when the North Elkhorn Pump Station was reopened. The shutdown of the station required wastewater to be released into an unnamed tributary of Bryan Station Creek. City workers monitored the oxygen levels downstream throughout the day Sunday, and they "continued to improve," York said. Additional readings will be made in the coming week.
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All that remains now, York said, is for the city to cover the hole near Star Shoot Parkway and Flying Ebony Drive and to begin revegetating the hillside there.