Clinton City crews repair water main break, water service restored

Crews repair a water main break in Clinton on March 11, 2018. Image courtesy Joe Dougherty.

CLINTON CITY – A massive water main break has been repaired that affected the west side of Clinton City Sunday.

Clinton City Police say water has been restored to all residents and is safe to drink, though people may still see some residual air working its way out of the system while the lines re-pressurize.

According to Clinton City Police, the break stemmed from the area of 2300 West and 2500 North.

Crews at the scene say once the Water Department and Public Works Department located the broken valve they were able to repair it fairly quickly.

Clinton City fire officials say the majority of the break was fixed before 11 a.m. and according to Clinton City Councilmember Karen Peterson, water has now been restored to all Clinton residents.

Police had to ask residents to refrain from calling dispatch because they had “received a huge influx of calls.”