Update: County Public Works Fix Broken Water Line

A little after 2 p.m. today, Los Alamos County workers were fixing a hydrant on 36th Street and Diamond Drive. A worker explained when the hydrant was fixed, water valves were re-opened to return water to residents; however, when one valve was turned back on, water started leaking. So the valve was turned off again and workers planned to dig up the valve to see what the problem is and fix it. Residents still have water in their homes, he said. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County workers fixing a hydrant when a water main broke this afternoon on 36th Street and Diamond Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com


As a precaution, Los Alamos County Public Works crews continue to monitor the right lane of eastbound Diamond Drive near 36th Street to be sure the roadway has not been compromised after the reported water leak was fixed this afternoon.

If there are no other concerns within the next two hours, they will remove traffic control in time for the evening commute to travel eastbound at 5 p.m.

Crews will return Friday to complete related road repairs as needed but will schedule work around peak traffic flows as much as possible.