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Updated: 08/07/2014 06:45:01PM

Water main break disrupts restaurants

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SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

A sidewalk falls into a mini-sinkhole created by a water main break early Tuesday morning. Workers pumped water out of the hole to begin repairs, which were completed Tuesday afternoon.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS


A sidewalk falls into a mini-sinkhole created by a water main break early Tuesday morning. Workers pumped water out of the hole to begin repairs, which were completed Tuesday afternoon.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS


Work crews Tuesday morning pump water out of a deep hole following a water main break at Veterans Boulevard and Paulson Drive. Commercial businesses in the area are expected to be without drinking water until at least Friday so the system can be thoroughly flushed out.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS


Work crews Tuesday morning pump water out of a deep hole following a water main break at Veterans Boulevard and Paulson Drive. Commercial businesses in the area are expected to be without drinking water until at least Friday so the system can be thoroughly flushed out.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS


The Sun Flea Market parking lot on Paulson Drive, off Veterans Boulevard, was submerged Tuesday morning after a water transmission line ruptured. The repair was fixed Tuesday afternoon.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS


Work crews Tuesday morning pump water out of a deep hole following a water main break at Veterans Boulevard and Paulson Drive. Commercial businesses in the area are expected to be without drinking water until at least Friday so the system can be thoroughly flushed out.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS


Water cascades into a ditch along Veterans Boulevard after an eight-inch water main ruptured early Tuesday morning at Paulson Drive, which was closed down between Veterans and Prineville Street. Although no residents were affected, several restaurants in the area will not have drinking water available until Friday, at the earliest, according to Charlotte County Utilities officials.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

Water cascades into a ditch along Veterans Boulevard after an eight-inch water main ruptured early Tuesday morning at Paulson Drive, which was closed down between Veterans and Prineville Street. Although no residents were affected, several restaurants in the area will not have drinking water available until Friday, at the earliest, according to Charlotte County Utilities officials.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

Work crews Tuesday morning pump water out of a deep hole following a water main break at Veterans Boulevard and Paulson Drive. Commercial businesses in the area are expected to be without drinking water until at least Friday so the system can be thoroughly flushed out.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS
The Sun Flea Market parking lot on Paulson Drive, off Veterans Boulevard, was submerged Tuesday morning after a water transmission line ruptured. The repair was fixed Tuesday afternoon.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS


Work crews Tuesday morning pump water out of a deep hole following a water main break at Veterans Boulevard and Paulson Drive. Commercial businesses in the area are expected to be without drinking water until at least Friday so the system can be thoroughly flushed out.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

Work crews Tuesday morning pump water out of a deep hole following a water main break at Veterans Boulevard and Paulson Drive. Commercial businesses in the area are expected to be without drinking water until at least Friday so the system can be thoroughly flushed out.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS


A sidewalk falls into a mini-sinkhole created by a water main break early Tuesday morning. Workers pumped water out of the hole to begin repairs, which were completed Tuesday afternoon.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS


A sidewalk falls into a mini-sinkhole created by a water main break early Tuesday morning. Workers pumped water out of the hole to begin repairs, which were completed Tuesday afternoon.

By GARY ROBERTS

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MURDOCK — Several Murdock restaurants will be without ready-to-drink tap water at least until Friday following the rupture of a water main early Tuesday morning.

Charlotte County Utilities crews worked until late Tuesday afternoon to repair the water line break, located at Veterans Boulevard and Paulson Drive. But while water service was restored Tuesday for toilets and other non-potable uses, drinking water will not be available for a minimum of three days, said Terri Couture, CCU director.

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