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Jun 1, 2010 8:56 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Major Colorado Springs water pipeline repaired

A water pipeline system that supplies 70 percent of water to Colorado Springs is back in service after crews repaired damage caused by a 140-ton boulder.

Repair crews shut down the Homestake Pipeline System to make the repair caused by a rock slide near Buena Vista in April. Water service to Colorado's second-largest city of about 400,000 was not interrupted.

Officials say the boulder damaged a 66-inch pipe that is buried 5 feet underground. Colorado Springs Utilities officials said last week that the system was back in service. The 250-mile Homestake Pipeline System originates near Leadville.

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