The July 11 break sent millions of gallons of water onto the campus and prompted a boil advisory for a large portion of the city.
Water company spokeswoman Kelley Dearing-Smith says the repair work, which will last several weeks, won’t cause any additional disruptions of service.
“We have a redundant system that means we have more than one way to re-route water. There is another large transmission main in the area where this one broke. So customers won’t be without water during repairs, which is a great thing, considering the weather,” she said.
Dearing-Smith says it may take several weeks to determine what caused the 48-inch pipe to fail.
A westbound portion of Eastern Parkway at the site will remain closed during the repair work.
(Photo courtesy of Louisville Water Company)