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Sewer break on Point Finger Road gets temporary patch

City of Hamilton workers pictured on Friday tackling a broken sewage line.

A sewer break caused by a broken pipe has been temporarily patched, the City of Hamilton said this morning.

However, a spokeswoman said that “due to a mechanical coupling that is still needed, there is a slow leak on the pipe”.

The spokeswoman added: “We are advising members of the public that after city crews worked around the clock this weekend, the sewer break on Point Finger Road is temporarily patched and has stopped the discharge onto the road.

“Over the weekend the city sought permission from Government to execute an emergency permit to cut and handle the damaged pipe that was fabricated from asbestos cement.

“While the city did replace the affected section of the pipe and contain the spill, due to a mechanical coupling that is still needed, there is a slow leak on the pipe.

“A plumbing contractor for the city is expeditiously working on sourcing the mechanical fittings from overseas, which will be fitted on to the pipe to complete the repair.

“At present, the affected area of the road is being excavated to make more room for installing the couplings later this week.”

Point Finger Road remains closed with permitted local access only and an investigation is still under way to discover the cause of the line break.

Anyone who has a direct concern should contact Patrick Cooper, city engineer and COO at pcooper@cityhall.bm.

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Published June 27, 2022 at 11:20 am (Updated June 27, 2022 at 8:30 pm)

Sewer break on Point Finger Road gets temporary patch

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