Water Main Break Floods 35th and Wetmore

September 24, 2016

Everett, Everett Government

Editor’s Update 9:15 AM: Here’s a little more information from City of Everett Public Works… Crews have rerouted the water and restored service to all but two homes in the area while they continue to work on repairs.

Households that were without water this morning can expect to see some discoloration in their water as service is restored. The water is not unsafe. Public Works staff recommend letting the lines settle and waiting to run water until after 9:45 a.m., beginning with cold lines. Flushing toilets is fine.

Crews expect to complete repairs to the water main this afternoon.


The water was coming out with a lot of force.


A look south on Wetmore at 35th.


Looking west on 35th.


Water flowed east down this path.


This basement is going to need some pumping…


A look at the break.


Looks like the pipe split along the top.

At least one basement and a lot of the street are a mess after floods from a water main break Saturday morning.

The break happened about 7:45 AM in the 1700 block of 35th and water quickly flowed down Wetmore.

Police blocked streets and Everett Public Works crews got the water shut off after about 15 minutes.

They’ll be working most of the day to fix the damage. Here are some MyEverettNews.com photos.

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6 Responses to “Water Main Break Floods 35th and Wetmore”

  1. Port G resident Says:

    How many people were without water and for how long? My water was out? Was the apartment building across the street from this main break without water?

  2. Lvb123 Says:

    The city actually has many pressurized sewer mains. They’re called force mains. Basically, pump stations are located throughout the city to convey the material when topography interferes with gravity conveyance. Everett topography varies greatly. The highest elevation, near Paine Field is over 700 feet!

  3. skankhunt42 Says:

    That sucks.
    Did anyone hear that big BOOM last night around that same area?
    Almost S’d my pants.

  4. Bourne Says:

    Thank goodness it’s not raw effluent geysering up from the streets–is that next?