Water

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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