Water main break shuts off water to D/FW terminals

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by JIM DOUGLAS

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WFAA

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 22 at 2:35 PM

A water main break led to water loss in several terminals at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Friday morning.

Workers with a road construction contractor damaged an 18-inch water line while digging in an area at about 8:45 a.m. at the center of the airport, read a statement released by D/FW Airport. The main break drained flowing water to airport terminals.

Pepsi Aquafina donated bottled waters for passengers and employees in terminals without water. In-flight announcements were also made asking passengers to use the facilities inside planes before landing at D/FW.

Crews worked to isolate the break and managed to get limited pressure back as a more permanent fix was under way.

"We were able to isolate the majority of the issues and get most back in service within less than an hour," said David Magana, a spokesman for D/FW, just before noon. "And once that happened, we're now working on exactly pinpointing the break location, cutting it off, making the repair and then getting everyone back in service."

Two international flights were delayed.

WFAA.com's Marjorie Owens contributed to this report

 

 

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