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UPDATE: Newton Falls finds water break location

NEWTON FALLS — Village residents and police were asked to help locate a water main break this afternoon in the community that was found and helped prevent loss of water.

Village Manager David Lynch posted on the village’s Facebook page that the break had been located after Chuck Lane of the water distribution department was able to detect where the break was.Lynch said the break was in the area of Canal and Franklin streets.

Auxiliary police officers were called in to search neighborhoods for the root of the problem and residents also were asked to keep an eye out for any flooded areas.

He said the break was isolated with the village shutting down the leak. Lynch said no residents or businesses lost any service and the water quality was unaffected.

Plans are for repairs to take place on the water main in the next several days.

Lynch originally asked those in Newton Falls to conserve water for the time being but that is no longer necessary.

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