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Topic: Walked outside and the road in front of the house has about
Replies: 14   Last Post: Sep 30, 2019 11:48 AM by: Greenr
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Walked outside and the road in front of the house has about

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 10:13 AM
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an inch of water covering it. Got in my truck and drove to the end of the street, and there is one guy talking on his cell phone and about 6 other dudes staring at the business end of a back hoe..where it apparently has just broken through the water main to our street.

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Why wouldn't he be on the phone?

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 10:16 AM
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Sounds like a perfect time to call the emergency line. 811

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Why are all the other guys staring at the broken water main?

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 10:17 AM
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I don't think they're going to fix it by staring at it

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Re: Why are all the other guys staring at the broken water main?

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 10:24 AM
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They're having a Stop for Safety, in order to conduct a 360 Awareness Evaluation in order determine the next steps according to their SOP for water main breakages. You better just hope they don't have to conduct a Field Change Assessment to the SOP or you could have waterfront property by nightfall.


somebody needs to put a kink in the hose so they can fix***

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 10:25 AM
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Not sure how old your road is, but I am almost certain they

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 10:27 AM
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are talking to a guy on the GIS trying to locate the nearest valve and/or talking to someone about why the valve doesn't actually work. They don't test valves like they should and so many get paved over that it is a huge PITA sometimes. Insert valves can be SUPER expensive as well, especially when they know you need it immediately.


The houses they tore down where they are working

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 10:42 AM
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were built in the 50's, so I imagine the street was around a fair amount of time before that.

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Then there probably isn't a valve for a few miles

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 11:01 AM
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and it is buried under 6 inches of asphalt...and the stem will break as soon as they try to close it.


Looks like they fixed it.

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 11:07 AM
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at least stemmed the tide of water coming down the street.

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Are they all barefoot now?

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 11:14 AM
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No socks?!? ;)


and pregnant?***

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 11:18 AM
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When a contractor does something like that, do they get

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 11:14 AM
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billed by the city for repairs, labor, or for the water that was spilled? How does that work?

Greenr

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Yes, if they dug without calling first and the utilities

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 11:20 AM
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were not marked. If they called, utilities were marked, and they dug and hit something that was unmarked, the contractor is OK.


I walked by there the other day and didn't see any spray

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 11:32 AM
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paint markings. Interestingly, this is the second time they have hit a water pipe clearing this lot. The first time-last week, they hit one of the supply lines to the old house that was there. It didn't make near the mess this did, but they let that one run all day.

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On the property? It's all on them. I assumed it was in

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 11:48 AM
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the road. City has no skin in that game, most likely.


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