Photos: Water main ruptures again, city hopes to have it restored by this evening

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Water Main Ruptures Again

By Charles Betzler

A 12-inch main water line on South Main St. that previously ruptured earlier in the week due to a faulty altitude valve, ruptured again early Sunday afternoon. Utility Foreman David Norris told the Sapulpa Times that a section of the line just north of the previous repair split open. Utility workers are currently in the process of cutting out the damaged segment of the line and clamping a new length of line in place. Crews utilized the sewage vacuum truck to avoid pumping water onto the street. No time of completion was given, however, it is hoped water service will be restored by this evening. Norris said utility employees stayed up 52 hours straight working on the last water line damage.

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Charles Betzler

Charles Betzler

Long-time Sapulpa resident, Charles Betzler, followed his father, Charlie, into the radio and TV repair business. At age 9, he fixed his first broken radio and his first love is vintage audio equipment. In his 50 + years of technical work, graduation from OSUIT, and years of Continuing Education, Charles, in his capacity as Emergency Management Director of nearby city, designed the Emergency Operations Center, and the radio-activation system for the sirens. In his long career, he has repaired every type of consumer electronics from black-and-white TVs to the latest lap-top.

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