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Pipe improvements causing detours

By By LYDIA GRIMES Features writer
The Brewton Water and Gas Department is working on replacing the antiquated cast iron water pipes that run under the city streets with new plastic pipes.
According to Ray Madden, head of the utilities department, the old lines have deteriorated over the years to the point of causing so much trouble that the exchange was needed.
Many of the street patches seen on the city streets have been caused by the repair that had to be done on the pipe lines that run underneath. Therefore, the new pipe lines are being placed along side of the street. When the project is completed, repairs to the streets will be one of the benefits, along with having new water lines.
Although the particulars haven't been decided, the plan is to eventually repair Douglas Avenue beginning at Blacksher Street.
People who are aggravated about having to detour or drive over rough spots in the street will be happy to know that it is all for a good cause. It may be stressful now, but the results will be worth it.