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Leaks Cause Delays in Repair of Dupont, Farragut Metro ‘Chillers’

by Tim Regan June 28, 2016 at 10:00 am 0

Dupont Chillers update signTwo stations on Metro’s Red Line will be hotter for longer than previously anticipated.

Repairs of the “chillers” that help cool the air in the Dupont Circle and Farragut North Metro stations have been delayed thanks to newly discovered “additional leaks,” according to Metro.

“Pressure testing indicated additional leaks in the chilled water lines to Dupont Circle and Farragut North stations,” a representative for Metro wrote in an updated statement. “We continue working to repair these lines and expect to have repairs complete by July 16.”

The chillers stopped working last summer due to leaks in the 40-year-old pipe that feeds water into the system, officials said.

Metro originally estimated it would repair those leaks by July 1. In an unscientific poll we conducted in May, 95 percent of you thought that wouldn’t happen (and it looks as though you were right).

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