WHAT IS IT? Hannibal Board of Public Works personnel had a pair of holes dug Thursday morning in the 100 block of South Fourth Street as they worked to repair a broken water service line.
A little over a week after Hannibal Board of Public Works personnel could be found working in the 100 block of North Fourth, on Thursday they had the 100 block of South Fourth closed while repairs to a broken water line were being made.
The leak was noted approximately a month ago.
“It was a small leak and not a high priority,” said Gene Majors, water distribution superintendent for the BPW. “With the weather breaking we’re trying to get caught up with some of these.”
Because of the frost, Majors said workers initially had trouble determining the location of the leak.
“Water was coming up everywhere, so we were not sure what direction to go,” he said.
A boil order will be in effect for the apartment building served by the line.
Majors anticipated that repairs, which began Wednesday, would be wrapped up Thursday.
The cost of repairs is estimated to run between $5,000 and $6,000, according to Majors.