Crews still working on Bismarck sewage pipe fixCrews are continuing work to fix a corroded sewage pipe to keep raw sewage from seeping into homes in south Bismarck.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Crews are continuing work to fix a corroded sewage pipe to keep raw sewage from seeping into homes in south Bismarck.
The city's utility operations director, Keith Demke, says the workers weren't able to stop the leak Wednesday night, so they began again Thursday.
The threat of seepage into basements forced the city to divert sewage from the normal sewer main into a storm-water drainage ditch that flows directly into the Missouri River.
Residents are asked to go easy on the sewer system until it's fixed.
Demke tells the Bismarck Tribune that means people should limit their showers, baths, laundry and other water use. Those affected are residents and businesses south of Bismarck Expressway from Washington Street to Airport Road.