Contractor Ruptures Water Main at DFW Airport

Most service restored by 10 a.m.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A water main break at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport cut water pressure and water service to portions of the airport Friday.

    The break was caused by a utilities contractor who struck an 18-inch main six feet below ground south of the FAA Traffic Control building at about 8:45 a.m.

    Repair crews are working to isolate the break and restore service.  While the repair was under way, airport officials called for travelers and businesses at the airport to use water sparingly where available.  At the time, DFW Customer Service Agents distributed free bottled water to passengers and customers in need.

    Officials with the airport said they had hoped to have service restored to the entire airport by 10 a.m. At that time, service had been restored to all terminals except for Terminal D.

    By noon, officials said water had been restored to the entire airport, but that the repair of the man was ongoing.  Officials hoped to have the line repaired by 4 p.m.

    Flight operations have proceeded normally throughout the day, except for two delays.