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An underground water line break has delayed the Fairview Family Aquatic Center's summer opening until further notice. 

DECATUR — An underground water line break has delayed the opening of Fairview Family Aquatic Center for its final season until further notice, the Decatur Park District said Wednesday morning. 

In a news release, the park district said the leak is under the concrete and in the zero depth area of the Fairview Park pool. Crews on Wednesday were on site working to find and repair a leak, and once it is found, they can assess the extent of any damage and determine repair costs and a repair timeline. 

The pool was expected to open Memorial Day weekend, and is slated to close following this summer as the park district works to finish its $10.5 million aquatic center in Nelson Park. That facility is scheduled to open in 2020. 

Fairview Family Aquatic Center was expected to close after last summer's season, but the park district said it will remain open for one more year due to inclement weather delaying progress for the Nelson Park pool. 

This is also the second summer in a row when an underground leak has delayed the Fairview Family Aquatic Center's opening weekend. That leak was repaired within five days after first being spotted by park district crews. 

The park district said updates on the Fairview pool's repair progress will be posted on Facebook and at www.decatur-parks.org.

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