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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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What Water Does

This is what happens when you take a 36" high-pressure water main and cut a three foot hole in it.

Looking straight down--notice the guys bracing up the foundation of the building at extreme right:



Across the street:



Further across the street. If I were the guy in the orange raincoat, I wouldn't be standing just there.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 07:55 PM
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That is one hell of a water main break, I have been responding to calls like that for 10 years but never seen one that good.




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They were talking about that on the radio this morning. A large percentage of Chicago's water supply is 60-100 years old. The current plan is to replace approx. 42 miles of city water mains per year. Since 2000, the most they have replaced in a year was 32 miles.
What a shitty time of year for dealing with this one.

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Awesome pics, thanks for sharing them

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