Thursday, July 14, 2005

Broken water main

water bubbling through cracks
Today there was a broken water main under East Third Avenue in Tarentum. Water leaking from the pipes had built up pressure and was bubbling up through cracks in the street.

Pavement lifted by the water pressure
In one place there was so much pressure that pavement had been lifted and broken so the water could escape around it.

Excavation through the water
The workers who had to reach the broken water main had to dig down through water that kept filling in the hole.

need to pump water
As the workers got closer to the source of the leak, they had to pump a lot of water out of the hole.

repairs done
Eventually they were able to repair the leak.

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