Central Arkansas Water finishes Baseline Road water-main repair; customers in the area remain in service

For Immediate Release:  July 18, 2011

For more information, contact:
Martin Bright, Distribution Manager
(501) 223.1553 or (501) 912.4459

Samantha J. Williams, Communications Assistant
(501) 377.1307 or (501) 377.1229

LITTLE ROCK – The westbound lanes of Baseline Road between Loetscher Lane and Dreher Lane will re-open to vehicular traffic by noon today (July 18, 2011).  Central Arkansas Water (CAW) has completed repairs to the damaged 16-inch-diameter transmission main at this location.  Water customers in the area did not experience a loss in service or water pressure.  The break appears to have been spontaneous.  The utility re-routed westbound traffic on Baseline Road to the eastbound lane on the south side.  The street is under temporary repair at this time.  The utility anticipates completing temporary street restoration by this afternoon.
CAW crews received notification of damage to the transmission main at approximately 4:20 p.m. Sunday, July 17.  CAW crews worked through the night and are continuing to work today to make repairs to the temporary street restoration. 

Customers with questions may contact the CAW Distribution Dispatch Center day or night at (501) 377.1239.