Crews work non-stop to repair water main break damages

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by Katie Utehs & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 12:50 PM

NORTH SPOKANE-- City crews worked non-stop Tuesday to clear the sand and water left behind after a large water main break in North Spokane near Houston and Belt.

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Crews from Avista and the city of Spokane worked to stop the flood, control the gas leak, and repair the damages.

Water is back on for Houston street residents and water pressure is at full force.

Engineers with the city's water department think a surge in water pressure blew through a brittle spot in the main. The cast iron pipe is around 50 years old.

Gary Mathis watched his north Spokane neighborhood flood as a water main break gushed 700,000 gallons of water into the street Monday. "I’m glad that everyone in the neighborhood was out here to stop the people from coming up the street because if they'd have drove into that hole they could not have survived."

Neighbors say they're happy with the city's response.


 

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