City Water Line Break Causes BHS Closure Tuesday

Buffalo High School
Buffalo High School


Buffalo City Works Director Les Hook reported to the City Council this evening that the water line has been repaired and flushed and water has been restored to the high school. Classes are expected to go on as scheduled on Wednesday.

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A city water line break was the culprit in the closure of Buffalo High School Tuesday.

According to Johnson County School District One Superintendent Dr. Rod Kessler, the water line break happened sometime Monday night in lands just west of the high school campus and treated water could not get to the school, prompting the closure on Tuesday.

Kessler wanted to quash any rumors that the school had been flooded.

The school's raw water line, which uses untreated water for irrigation at the ball fields and grassy areas of campus are still functional, as that is a completely different system, Kessler said.

If city crews are able to fix the problem, school will be in session again on Wednesday, according to Kessler.

Again, no damage or flooding to the school itself was reported in the water line break.

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