Replacing fragile metal waterline
FTLComm - Tisdale - Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tisdale residents have noticed that most of this week the town crew has been deep in a hole on the Northwest corner of Cenotaph Park. Last winter there was a break in the old cast water line and it was repaired. This spring it began leaking near that old leak and that was fixed then hole after hole broke open.

These old cast lines are being replaced street by street in Tisdale but it will take decades to get to all of them. The action of the soil and a static electric build up in the lines causes them to perferate requiring repair or replacement.


It was decided to replace the whole intersection area and that resulted in a massive hole and inadvertently the severing of a major telephone cable.

SaskTels splicers were on hand this morning stitching their cable back together as the repairs to the water line are complete and the huge hole began to be back filled.

This was a major excavation and required the track hoe to work in the hole in order to be able to reach the extent of the area worked on. A wide hole is necessary when this deep especially with things being so wet from the water leaks, the sides of the dig have to be slopped back to prevent cave in on repair crews.

Timothy W. Shire

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