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Untimely leak

Talk about bad timing. by: COURTESY: BRENNA ZEDAN - Talk about bad timing. The Joint Water Commission discovered that a main water transmission line into Hillsboro was leaking on Tuesday, July 23. It was buried along Northwest Evergreen Road between 273rd Avenue and Sewell Road - a major route to the Washington County Fair and 2013 Oregon International Air Show, which started just a few days later. But the line is so important it had to be fixed right away anyway. Two of the four lanes on Evergreen had to be closed while worker dug down 20 feet to reach it. They replaced a leaky valve used to help maintain the 66-inch pipe. Repairs were not completed until 8 p.m. Saturday. But the road was repaved and reopened in time for the final day of the fair and air show.The Joint Water Commission discovered that a main water transmission line into Hillsboro was leaking on Tuesday, July 23. It was buried along Northwest Evergreen Road between 273rd Avenue and Sewell Road — a major route to the Washington County Fair and 2013 Oregon International Air Show, which started just a few days later. But the line is so important it had to be fixed right away anyway. Two of the four lanes on Evergreen had to be closed while worker dug down 20 feet to reach it. They replaced a leaky valve used to help maintain the 66-inch pipe. Repairs were not completed until 8 p.m. Saturday. But the road was repaved and reopened in time for the final day of the fair and air show.




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