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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Work to interrupt water service

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  • Some Neosho residents could see an interruption to water service today, as city crews and workers from Rosetta Construction work to remove an old water line.
    The interruption could affect residents living on Riverside Drive, Southeast Boulevard, Flowerbox Lane and Stratford Place, between Freeman Road and Kentland Drive, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    Crews will be removing an old four-inch water line, that was recently replaced with a new line.
    According to a city release, between 75 and 100 residents could be affected by the water service interruption.
    The replacement is part of the city’s $9.5 million water system improvement project, which Neosho voters approved in August 2009.
    Crews from Rosetta Construction have been working for months to replace aged waterlines in the oldest parts of town, as well as in the Camp Crowder area, to increase the water supply capacity, increase pressure stability, reduce maintenance expenses associated with the old pipes and cut down on sediment in the water system.
    In January, Mike Hightower, Neosho Public Works director, said crews had finished installing new waterlines, while all that was left of the waterline improvements was the removal of some existing old lines, tying in the new ones, and cleaning up the leftover mess.
    He anticipated that the work and cleanup would be completed by the spring.

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