Photo: Water line break in Riverview neighborhood

James Holmes with Durango’s Utilities Department clears  rocks and mud around a 16-inch water line that broke about 12:15 p.m. Monday near Plymouth Drive, close to Riverview Elementary School. Water was shut off to about 20 homes and an apartment building. The packing around the 50-year-old cast-iron pipe failed, causing the leak. Water service was expected to be restored Monday evening. Enlarge photo

Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

James Holmes with Durango’s Utilities Department clears rocks and mud around a 16-inch water line that broke about 12:15 p.m. Monday near Plymouth Drive, close to Riverview Elementary School. Water was shut off to about 20 homes and an apartment building. The packing around the 50-year-old cast-iron pipe failed, causing the leak. Water service was expected to be restored Monday evening.

Workers are repairing a 16-inch water line that broke about 12:15 p.m. Monday near Plymouth Drive, close to Riverview Elementary School. Water was shut off to about 20 homes and an apartment building. The packing around the 50-year-old cast-iron pipe failed, causing the leak. Water service was expected to be restored Monday evening. Enlarge photo

Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Workers are repairing a 16-inch water line that broke about 12:15 p.m. Monday near Plymouth Drive, close to Riverview Elementary School. Water was shut off to about 20 homes and an apartment building. The packing around the 50-year-old cast-iron pipe failed, causing the leak. Water service was expected to be restored Monday evening.

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