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Water Main Break Could be Costly

Water Main Break Could be Costly



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OREM, Utah (AP) -- A broken water main at Orem's University Mall last month may have caused more than $1 million in property damage.

The broken pipe in early September flooded parts of the mall with hundreds of thousands of gallons of water and mud.

Three stores had to be temporarily relocated to other spaces within or near the mall while the damaged area undergoes reconstruction over the next few months.

More than 6,500 square feet will have to be rebuilt because the water raised the floor and caused the walls to buckle. The mall estimates that cost at $600,000.

The cause of the water main break isn't known.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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