MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis has fully restored permanent water service to the six buildings left without it in the wake of a major water main break.
Tests confirmed Thursday that water from the repaired 36-inch water transmission line is safe to drink. The backup service the city put in place to provide temporary water service for the six buildings in the affected area is no longer in use.
City crews finished repairs to the permanent water transmission line on Monday.
Approximately 14 million gallons of water poured from the water main after it was broken by a piece of construction equipment January 3. The city says within a few hours all but three blocks of 2nd Street North had water service fully restored, including every bar and restaurant in the area.
The buildings that needed temporary water service were all on 2nd Street North, between 3rd Avenue North and Hennepin Avenue.
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