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Yorkville aldermen OK fixing broken well

Yorkville aldermen approved repair work on a broken well on the city’s northwest side in a special meeting Tuesday evening.

The City Council had approved work in August in an amount not to exceed $26,000 for Layne of Aurora to retrieve a broken pump, motor assembly and well pipe from well No. 9 to inspect them for damage. According to a memo from Public Works Director Eric Dhuse, Layne crews discovered that the pump and motor assembly, along with four sections of pipe, had become separated and were sitting at the bottom of the well.

The well, located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Bristol Ridge and Kennedy roads, has been inoperable since Aug. 9, according to Dhuse.

In a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, aldermen approved additional work to begin repairing parts of the well, including more thorough inspections of certain parts after they fell to the bottom of the well. The cost is estimated at $14,908, according to Dhuse.

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