Water Main Break in Fort Worth

Day care at Lutheran Church canceled Wednesday

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012  |  Updated 6:17 PM CDT
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A water main break in the 4300 block of Miller Avenue flooded homes and a church and during cleanup and repairs talk turned to who is to blame for all the damage.

Andrew Tanielian, Fort Worth Reporter

A water main break in the 4300 block of Miller Avenue flooded homes and a church and during cleanup and repairs talk turned to who is to blame for all the damage.

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Church Flooded by Water Main Break

The Community Hope Lutheran Church and daycare were flooded after a 16 inch mater main broke Wednesday morning.
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A church and four homes were flooded when a 16-inch pipe burst in Fort Worth Wednesday morning.

The flooding water forced the closure of a day care at the Community of Hope Lutheran Church on the 4300-block of Miller Road near state Highway 287.  Initially the day care thought they'd be closed for only the day, but after evaluating the damage they may be closed for up to two weeks.

A homeowner affected by the broken pipe told NBC 5 her insurance company said they weren't paying for damages because the main is the city's responsibility.  They city says they aren't liable because the state gives them immunity waivers and that homeowners can file a claim with the city's Risk Management Division. 

That being said, the city did send private clean-up crews to the four homeowners impacted by the broken main, only one needed help.

The break is believed to be caused by heavy rains overnight Monday.

NBC 5's Keaton Fox and Andrew Tanielian contributed to this report.

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