installing fiber optic conduit in the Town of Chesterton struck a water main
on Friday afternoon, one day after breaching a sanitary sewer main.
Town Engineer Mark
O’Dell told the Chesterton Tribune today that Friday’s incident
occurred in the afternoon on West Porter Ave. just west of South Fifth
Street., as CSU Inc. of Plainfield, Ind., was working on the fiber-optic
network’s backbone. An Indiana American Water Company crew had the issue
resolved by early evening, O’Dell said.
Around 12 p.m.
Thursday, CSU was boring on South Fifth Street just north of Chestnut Blvd.
when it bored into the top of a sanitary gravity main. CSU, assisted by the
Chesterton Utility, repaired the breach itself, replacing a six-foot section
CSU has installed
more than 50,000 linear feet of conduit thus far, O’Dell said, and until
Thursday had experienced no issues. CSU’s low-bid contract price for
installing the network: $1,233,673.91.