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Water gushes down Sessom Drive at dusk on Monday in this photo taken by a San Marcos Mercury reader. Workers were hurrying to repair a different water main break Tuesday afternoon that has left hundreds of residents and businesses without water. SUBMITTED PHOTO by LEAH GIBSON

Updated

12:30 p.m. TUESDAY, OCT 22: City spokesperson Melissa Millecam says it seems likely that the main break that has left part of northwest San Marcos without water is related to a major utility replacement capital improvement project on in the north campus area.

The break appears to be located in an undeveloped area along the route of a new water transmission main, Millecam said, but that she doesn’t know with any certainty what caused the breach.

The Comanche 24-inch Transmission Line Project will replace 6,640 feet of water transmission pipeline from Ed J.L. Green Drive at the Spring Lake Booster Pump Station to the Comanche Standpipe Water Tank located at the intersection of Comanche and Sessom Drive.

Earlier

FROM THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS

City of San Marcos water utility crews are trying to isolate a 12-inch water main break that has cut off water service to hundreds of residents in the area west of Sessom Drive.

Officials hope to have water service restored this afternoon.

The broken water line is located along an undeveloped section of Peach Tree Street and Loquat in an area where City contractors are constructing a 24-inch water transmission main.

Information will be updated as it is available.

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