Fayetteville water pipe repaired, cutbacks no longer necessary

A break in a water pipe that provides Fayetteville with water from Beaver Lake is back in service.

Conservation efforts are no longer required, and the water is safe to drink, according to a news release.

Residents were asked to cut back on water use on Friday after a major leak was discovered in one of the two large pipes that provide drinking water from the Beaver Water District.

Shortly after the leak was found, crews filled the city’s storage tanks and then shut off the supply line.

The leak was discovered during routine maintenance last week. Officials said a power failure led to a pressure surge which damaged the 42-inch reinforced concrete line.

Once repaired, the line was pressurized and the water was tested to make sure no bacteria was present. Tests were completed Saturday and adjustments continued until about 4 a.m. Sunday.