Water

3 Recent Water Main Breaks Impact Pittsburgh Residents

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A series of water main breaks have left crews cleaning up all over Pittsburgh. Officials said the age of the system is likely what caused three water main breaks. The impact of the break at Fort Pitt Boulevard downtown is still being felt. Fort Pitt inbound between Stanwix and Market Streets was closed …

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Utility companies unite on 8/11 to urge public to call 811 before you dig

Utility companies have mobilized to let the public know that Aug. 11 is National Safe Digging Day, a reminder to call 811 before starting any digging project in order to prevent damage to underground utilities. Homeowners, contractors and excavators are urged to make a free call to 811 to have underground utility lines marked before …

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Trench death leads to proposed fine of $145,860 for Ohio contractor

An Ohio plumbing contractor faces proposed fines of $145,860 following a trench collapse that killed a 43-year-old employee during a residential sewer installation project. Payne Enterprises of Dayton was cited for two repeat violations for failing to install adequate collapse protection and for not having a competent person inspect the trench before employees entered it, according to …

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Eyes Underground: Advances in Sewer Inspection Cameras, Software Help Us Know What’s Below

It would stand to reason that the four steps to a successful trenchless rehabilitation project are clean, inspect, assess and repair. Some might flip the cleaning and inspection component, but that’s for a different article. For assessing the underground systems – whether storm, sanitary or water – using crawler robots with cameras is the leading …

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Lindell Boulevard to remain closed for at least 2 weeks after water main break

ST. LOUIS — Lindell Boulevard will remain closed for another two weeks—or more—so crews can fix the massive water main that ruptured this past week. The 30-inch water main busted open Thursday afternoon, causing a massive crater in the middle of Lindell at Union Drive, which is along the north edge of Forest Park. The …

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Businesses sue FPL and contractor for losses in water crisis

Five businesses that lost thousands of dollars during Fort Lauderdale’s water shutdown are suing Florida Power & Light Co. and a contractor that drilled into a critical water main. The lawsuit alleges “reckless and negligent conduct” by FPL and Florida Communication Concepts of Wellington. It was filed on behalf of The Restaurant People, which operates …

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Powerful geyser shoots into air after water main break in Hingham

HINGHAM, MASS. (WHDH) – Hingham police closed off a road after contractors struck a water main Friday afternoon sending a geyser of water shooting 60 feet into the air. Neighbors were evacuated and water was cut to the area after National Grid crews working to repair a gas leak mistakenly struck the 12-inch main around …

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