Medina’s main water line on Maple Ridge repaired

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 April 2022 at 9:55 am

MEDINA – Crews fixed a hole in the main transmission line for the Village of Medina’s water system.

The line was shut off at about 10 p.m. on Monday night so water could be drained from the pipe with a 24-inch diameter. By 4 a.m., a tennis-ball sized hole was fixed with new steel welded on by a crew from the Niagara County Water District, said Jason Watts, Medina’s DPW superintendent.

National Grid was replacing a utility on Thursday when its auger hit the waterline, cutting a hole in the pipe, Watts said.

Medina crews tried to fix it Thursday but decided it would need to be shut down and drained to be repaired. Watts said that gave the village time to notify residents and prepare for the task on Monday night.

By 4 a.m. on Tuesday the water was flowing in the big waterline and things were back to normal, Watts said.

“I was pleased with very well how well things went,” he said today.