100-foot leaking water line to be replaced in North Auburn

Work should be completed by mid afternoon
By: Jon Schultz, Journal Staff Writer
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A 100-foot treated water service line will be replaced this morning to address a continual leak through cracks in the road on Oakridge Drive in North Auburn, an official from the Placer County Water Agency said. The work should be completed by mid afternoon, said Mike Nichol, PCWA director of field services. Water appeared to be bubbling up through several small cracks near the intersection with Squire Lane and it flowed over a wide swath of road near the top of the hill then tapered to the roadside stretching in front of three houses. The treated water service feeds a single dwelling, Nichol said. He said it was unclear what started the leak and how long it had been occurring. Nichol said crews from several utilities were out checking the area so excavation would not disturb any other services. Whether or not the road will be shut down depends on the method of replacement that will be required, Nichol said. It’s possible a new line can’t be pulled through and the road would need to be excavated, he said.