Repairs on the massive 48-inch water main break in Farmington Hills will begin immediately after the replacement pipe was delivered on Wednesday morning, Great Lakes Water Authority officials tell 7 Action News.
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The main broke on Monday night and left more than 51,000 people without water. More than 250,000 people are affected by the break and a dozen communities are under a boil water advisory that could last until at least Friday night.
We're told the 48-inch line is 6-10 feet underground on 14 Mile Rd. in 20-foot sections. Three new sections were brought in from Illinois to replace the broken sections.
Since the main was installed in 1970, there have been no needed repairs.
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There is speculation that a loss of power in a pumping station could have caused a drop and surge in water pressure.