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Pipe leaks and shuts off irrigation water to 150 Kennewick residents

KENNEWICK, Wash. -  A leak in a 50 year old pipe has left more than 150 Kennewick homes without water for their lawns.  Residents and the Kennewick Irrigation District said the rain from last night and today helped this problem.

The leak is located near 27th avenue and 395.  K.I.D. officials said they are currently working on a plan to fix the problem and that water will probably be shut off for at least six more days.

They want to replace the leaking pipe with a 180 foot long iron pipe.

Business Operations Manager, Beth Smith said, "We're slowly changing from an agg to an urban district.  I'm sure it has some wear and tear, all the construction and moving. Moving around of the pipe, it moves an old, 50-year-old pipe, its going to start to crack."

Kennewick resident, Linda Anderson said, "As long as my flowers in my yard are okay. I will be okay because things do happen, but if my yard dies I'm going to be real upset."

Smith said the district will continue to update their website.  Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact K.I.D.

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