Downtown Library Closed After Water Line Break

Posted at 9:36 AM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 18:27:27-05

The Main Library was closed the entire day Thursday after a water pipe broke downtown overnight.

Crews responded to the break on 7th and Church Street near the Nashville Public Library Friday morning. 

A spokesperson from Metro Water Services said crews with the ITG Boring contracting group were working on a project to lay fiber cable for a high speed internet company when a water line that services the library was damaged.

The Water Dept. originally said the contractors were working for Google Fiber, but then changed the company to AT&T Gigapower.

NewsChannel 5 spoke with both companies who said their crews are accounted for and were not involved in the water line break in question.

ITG did not answer the phone Thursday afternoon.

The broken line was a 10-inch pipe off the 24-inch water main, and effected water available and fire protection for the library, which was closed for the day as a result. 

The water main was still in operation. 

Officials said the repairs were completed and water was restored around 3:30 p.m.

The library was expected to open Saturday at regular hours.