Ryan Brickles and John Young, the staffs in Division of Water & Backflow Prevention, stand near the waterpipe joint and wait for attaching the new pipeline on W. State St. in Athens, Ohio on Thursday, Feb. 16th, 2017. The water main break caused Ohio University to close its Athens campus for a whole day.

Nick Joseph, the division supervisor of Water & Backflow Prevention, gives an agent from EPA  a full account of Thursday's water main break on W. State St. in Athens, Ohio on Feb. 16th, 2017. The broken water pipeline laid on the right. The water main break caused Ohio University to close its Athens Campus for the day.

Ryan Brickles gets electrical drill from Glen Goins on W. state. St in Athens, Ohio on Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017. The water main break caused Ohio University to close its Athens Campus for the day.

Ryan Brickles and Chris Smith uses electronice dril to seal the pipeline joint on W. State St. in Athens, Ohio on Thursday, Feb. 16th, 2017. The water pipeline broke on Thursday morning and the new pipeline attached on in the afternoon. 

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