By Jack Lowenstein

AUROA, Colo. (CBS4) — A 27-inch water main was being worked on Friday morning after it was damaged during contract work in the area of E 6th Ave and Peoria Street in Aurora. Boundaries affected include Del Mar Circle on the north, Alameda to the south, Ursula to the east and Kingston to the west.

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According to Aurora Police Department, the main line was not completely down, so crews managed to keep customers in service. Crews reduced pressure in the area. Residents can expect a lower water pressure until Saturday evening.

Aurora Water tweeted that the water is safe to drink.

A contractor was boring and hit the line. This work was part of an Xcel Energy project to move a power line. The third-party contractor for Xcel will pay for the fix. Crews will fix this by welding on a patch over the hole on the steel pipe, as opposed to replacing a section of pipe.

“Please don’t irrigate,” said Greg Baker, Aurora Water public information officer. “This is not a good time to water your lawn.”

Jack Lowenstein