Dayton crews have repaired broken Springfield Street water main

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m.: 

Crews working on the broken water main on Springfield Street said they should be able to complete the repairs yet tonight, city utility field ops Division Manager Dave Shade said. 

Seven addresses -- businesses and residences -- have been affected by low water pressure caused by the break, he said.

UPDATE @ 4:10 p.m.: 

The broken 8-inch water main on Springfield Street is not affecting any businesses or residences at 4 p.m., said Dave Shade, division manager, water utility field operations, city of Dayton. 

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If that changes, the crew on scene will handle affected businesses or residences, he said. 

Right now, Springfield Street is shut off in the area of Pruden Avenue and North Irwin Street and crews are trying to shut off the water flow. The valve is located in the area of Pruden, he said.

If you are in a business or residence being affected by the loss of water pressure because of the broken main, you can dial 937-333-4905 to report your issue.


Water was gushing Monday afternoon on Springfield Street near Irwin Street in Dayton.

Initial reports indicated a portion of the road was buckling around 2:50 p.m. and crews were working to block off the road.

There are construction barrels in the area where the water main break happened, however officials are still working to determine what caused the breakage.

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