Broken water pipe in the city center
King Street westbound is closed between Belvédère and Camirand streets.
Share September 17, 2020 8:04 a.m. Updated at 8:26 p.m. Share Broken downtown water pipe
René-Charles Quirion La Tribune The City of Sherbrooke has had a lot to do in the last few hours by repairing two breaks on major pipes in its water system.
If the infrastructure department had already planned the work to repair a breach made in the main pipe between Lake Memphremagog and the JM.Jeanson treatment plant, a major leak that occurred on a century-old pipe in downtown Sherbrooke came to disrupt the streak Thursday morning.
This breakage of a ten-inch cast iron pipe at the corner of King Ouest and Camirand streets resulted in traffic problems.
The interim director in the infrastructure service at the City of Sherbrooke, Michel Cyr, explains that municipal employees quickly intervened.
“A leak was detected by our alert system around 6:20 am Our employees already at work at that time were able to intervene quickly,” explains Cyr.
King Street eastbound was closed between Belvédère and Camirand streets all day.
The water leak was detected and the water diverted by the water division of the City of Sherbrooke.
“The leak was located near a fire hydrant. The water supply was shut off by valves located nearby. The affected sector could thus be isolated to allow excavation work. The presence of wires from Bell and Hydro-Sherbrooke for the traffic lights made our team's task more complex, ”explains Michel Cyr of the City of Sherbrooke.