Water main break on Concession Street bridge won't be fixed for months

It'll be a few months before the water main break underneath the Concession Street bridge in Cambridge is repaired, after the ice jam ripped off a large section.

City reallocating water to nearby residential areas

The water main broke on the evening of Feb. 20 as a result of high water flows and ice in the Grand River. (Region of Waterloo)

It'll be a few months before the water main break underneath the Concession Street bridge in Cambridge is repaired, after a large section was ripped off as a result of high water flows and ice in the Grand River.

The water main broke on the evening of Feb. 20. While crews were able to isolate the problem area, but surrounding residents reported having issues with their water supply.

Since then, the city has been able to reallocate the water within the water distribution system to allow the water main, which is owned by the Region of Waterloo, to be temporarily down without affecting nearby residents.

The Region is currently reviewing the damage to the water main and will need to conduct an engineering evaluation before proceeding with repairs. (Region of Waterloo)

The Region has not yet repaired the water main because staff is reviewing the damage and said it needs to conduct an engineering evaluation.

"We need to do an assessment of what kind of repair or replacement we will be going forward with," Nancy Kodousek, director of water services for the Region of Waterloo told CBC News.

Until an assessment is done, staff won't know how much it will cost to repair, said Kodousek.

Kodousek added it will take a few months for the assessment to be complete.