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Broken pipe leads to water being shut off around Bellingham City Hall

A broken pipe forced Bellingham officials to temporarily shut off water at and around City Hall for at least the rest of Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13.
A broken pipe forced Bellingham officials to temporarily shut off water at and around City Hall for at least the rest of Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

A broken pipe near City Hall temporarily cut off water in the area on Wednesday afternoon.

Water was shut off at City Hall for around 90 minutes as crews fixed a pipe in the front plaza area, said Eric Johnston, assistant director for the city’s Public Works department. Crews were able to make a permanent repair to the pipe, but restoration work will be needed for the newly completed brick work in the front plaza flag area, he said. That restoration work should happen in January and take about four weeks, he said.

The nearby Bellingham Public library had full water service during the repair. Officials initially thought water would need to be shut down at the library, but that turned out to not be the case.

Dave Gallagher: 360-715-2269, @BhamHeraldBiz

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