City crews respond to broken sewer main near Northfield

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – City crews are working to repair a 40-foot-long section of sewer line that collapsed between U.S. 50 and Russell Street.
A resident called to complain Monday about a sewer odor in the Northfield area. Public Works crews responded and found the broken sewer main, according to a news release.
The 12-inch sewer main was washed out of the creek bank by recent heavy rains, and the collapsed section is approximately 40 feet in length, according to the news release.
Crews are working to dam the creek and to direct the sewage discharge back into the sewer system until repairs can be made.
City officials are uncertain how long it will take to fix the line due to the proximity of the collapse and the difficulty in reaching the line due to the amount of overgrowth in the area and depth of the creek bank, according to the news release.