Spring has sprung additional water leaks

By Shannon Johnson

On April 1, a water leak was discovered on the service line by Tri-State. This leak gave way to a leak further down at the main line by Prairie Avenue and 1st Street North on the north side of the train tracks.

This left that area of Baker without water for approximately five hours on Monday, four hours on Tuesday and three hours on Wednesday for the repairs to be completed. Baker continues to see leaks in the water lines due to the lines being roughly sixty years old. “It’s critical in the near future that we get something done about these pipes,” explained Luke Holestine, the Director for the Baker Department of Public Works.

Holestine encourages residents to attend city council meetings held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the courthouse courtroom to hear updates regarding infrastructure, alleys, roads, and other city business that is being conducted. These meetings are open to the public.

After repairs were made to the line on the north side of the tracks, two more were discovered. One on 2nd Street, and the other on Center Avenue. There is also an open dig by Cenex as the city works to repair the wear and tear from the semi’s, grocery trucks, and freight trucks that use that road heavily. .

Holestine encourages residents to attend city council meetings held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the courthouse courtroom to hear updates regarding infrastructure, alleys, roads, and other city business that is being conducted. These meetings are open to the public.

After repairs were made to the line on the north side of the tracks, two more were discovered. One on 2nd Street, and the other on Center Avenue. There is also an open dig by Cenex as the city works to repair the wear and tear from the semi’s, grocery trucks, and freight trucks that use that road heavily. .

      



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