HAMLET - A water main broke over the weekend causing problems in the Hamlet area.

"Crews spent Sunday trying to isolate the leak and repaired it Monday," said Seaside Public Works Director Neal Wallace.

According to Wallace, city crews have been in the Hamlet area opening hydrants near the repaired main to flush the lines.

"When you have that kind of break it stirs things up," said Wallace.

He recommended that residents still struggling with muddy drinking water turn on their taps and let them run until the water is clear. Some residents connected to the repaired main are up to a half mile away from the line and according to Wallace, there is no way for the Public Works Department to flush the system completely.

The main that broke was an older piece of line that was installed to service residents living behind Lumberman's. The line was installed prior to the city's current requirements for main-line pipes.

"It was an old piece of plastic pipe that is not up to the city's code and it just broke," said Wallace.

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