Minneapolis Water Main Break Will Come With Hefty Price Tag

Updated: 01/04/2013 6:23 PM KSTP.com By: Ellen Galles

The water is cleaned up at Second and Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis, but things could still get messy as the involved parties try and figure out who has to pay.

The break sent 14 million gallons of water bursting out onto the streets.  Minneapolis sent a slew of police, fire and public works employees and resources to respond.  The mayor says he hopes to be paid back.

But it might not be that simple.  No one knows who is liable yet:  the contractor, the subcontractor or even the city.

The area of the pipe that was broken is covered by a concrete slab, all day Friday they were sending investigators underground to literally try and uncover the truth and see how the break happened.