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Cleanup from broken water mains continues

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By Matt Gunn

Residential landscaping damaged by a Jan. 3 malfunction at the Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District will have to wait until spring to be repaired.

A high-pressure surge in fresh water delivered from Denver Water caused six mains to fail several weeks ago. The surge caused a 24-hour shutdown as Platte Canyon and Denver Water worked to resolve the issue. The affected neighborhoods were in the Leawood Subdivision, the Normandy Estates Subdivision and the Columbine Knolls Subdivision.

The water main repairs and most of the cleanup were taken care of immediately. There was some landscaping damage at residences that will have to wait for warmer weather to be fixed.

“I believe the landscaping is probably going to be delayed until spring because of the snow and ice,” said Barrie Brinkley, Platte Canyon administrative assistant and Web administrator.

Denver Water is reimbursing Platte Canyon for the supplies and maintenance incurred by the broken water mains. Brinkley said only a few residents were affected in terms of landscape damage.

Those who have questions regarding the water main breaks, or the repair and cleanup needed as a result, may contact Platte Canyon operations supervisor Scott Hand at 303-979-2333.

Contact Matt Gunn at matt@evergreenco.com. For daily news updates, visit www.columbinecourier.com.