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WATER MAIN SOLUTIONS: Col. City hopes to have solution to water problem

January 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A water main in Columbia City which has had problems before broke again Monday.

The main services the subdevelopments of Eagle Glen and Irish Glen. Residents of those areas experienced low water pressure until the break was fixed.

Water Superintendant Mike Dear said the soil in the area is corrosive. This causes wear on the main and the corrosion eats at the pipe. The proposed solution will make the soil eat at the anodes, rather than the water main.

Residents have been unhappy with the problems. Dear expects the anodes to be put in soon, possibly by the end of February.

Another solution could come as well in the event of future breaks. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said the city hopes to loop some of the water lines so residents of those subdevelopments are not reliant on just one source.

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