Contractor Mistake Leads to Water Main Break in Joplin

Crews are dealing with a water main break in Joplin right now. Christie Barnhart of Missouri American Water tells News Talk KZRG what happened near 15th and Ohio today (Tuesday).

"We do have a pretty substantial main break, but our guys are already on the scene. Apparently a contractor hit the main, it's an 8-inch main."

Barnhart says there's no word yet on whether it will effect the city's drinking water, but the chances of the break doing so are unlikely.

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