NDOT denies blame for burst pipeline at Tahoe | NevadaAppeal.com

NDOT denies blame for burst pipeline at Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE(AP) – Nevada Department of Transportation officials say they’re not at fault for an August burst sewage pipeline that shut down a section of a highway at Lake Tahoe for about two days.

NDOT spokesman Scott Magruder says there’s “no concrete evidence” that faulty installation of a culvert caused the break.

But Incline Village General Improvement District officials say the break was at least partially the fault of an NDOT-hired contractor that installed culverts beneath Highway 28.

IVGID board member Chuck Weinberger urged the district to begin exploring ways to recoup the $225,000 the break cost the district, including suing the contractor.

NDOT has installed drainage culverts in an effort to divert road run-off from Tahoe and protect the lake’s famed clarity.