Category: water main break

Water Main Break on Fleur Drive Spills Into Roadway Saturday Night

DES MOINES, Iowa — A water main break on the city’s Southside is spilling into a construction site.

Around 9:20 pm Saturday night, Des Moines Water Works was called to the construction area on Fleur Drive near Bell Avenue for reports of a water main break.

Water flooded the entire North-bound lanes, almost to Gray’s Lake. Those lanes were already closed for construction, but the water started to spill into the South-bound lanes as well. As of 10:15 pm those lanes were still open to both sides of traffic.

A crew is out on location working to fix the problem. This is the second water main break Des Moines has seen, Saturday. Early in the morning, the Des Moines Police posted to their Facebook page for a traffic alert due to a water main break.

That water main break was near the intersection of Dixon St. and Guthrie Ave. Guthrie had to be closed for several hours as crews worked to repair the break.

Payson City issues boil order after earlier water main break

PAYSON, Utah – Payson Fire and Rescue said residents that went without water due to a water main break earlier Thursday will need to boil water until further notice.

Homes between 400 North to 900 North and 300 East to 750 East are affected by the boil order.

The department’s Facebook post said Payson City Water is working to resolve the problem and any questions can be directed to the water department at 801-465-5217.

Water main break near 1400 South and Foothill Drive

SALT LAKE CITY – The right lane on southbound Foothill Drive is still closed after a water main break earlier Wednesday afternoon according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

UDOT tweeted there is no estimate on when the lane will be reopened and steel plates were placed in the middle lane.

The cause of the break is still unknown.

Two homes damaged after water main break in Heber City

HEBER CITY, Utah – At least two homes were damaged by water after a main broke in Heber City Wednesday.

One home sustained the brunt of the damage with a flooded basement, while the home next door sustained minor damage.

The break in the line has already been repaired, and crews are now filling in and repairing the road.

Det. Tammy Thacker, Heber City Police, said emergency managers from the city and county, along with personnel from other agencies, responded to place sandbags and divert the water from causing any more property damage.

The line was basically back to normal by 4 a.m., meaning most folks in this area slept through the entire incident.

In terms of why and where it happened, officials say they are still working on the cause.