A sewer main break that caused headaches for Mount Laurel residents for more than 24 hours this week was finally fixed Friday night.
According to a release from the Mount Laurel Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA), the 24-inch break on Hartford Road, just south of Route 38, occurred on Thursday but—due to “extensive bituminous paving and adverse soil conditions”—was not located until approximately 8 p.m. Crews worked nonstop until the main was restored to operation at 6 p.m. Friday, the MUA reported.
To help facilitate the repair and to insure safe operation of the sewer system, Hartford Road was closed and Mount Laurel residents were asked to limit water use. Hartford will remain closed during the early part of this week, the release stated.
The authority extended its thanks and appreciation to the employees who monitored the system during the repair, the repair crew that fixed the break, Mount Laurel Township and its Emergency Management Network, Burlington County and the residents who cooperated by reducing their water use.