Third Everett Water Pipe Break in 3 Days

January 4, 2017

Everett Government

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Broken water pipes and flooded streets are becoming an all too familiar sight in Everett.

Water pipe breaks continue almost daily for utility customers in Everett, Washington. The latest break happened earlier this morning (Wed) in the 1900 block of State Street.

Kathleen Baxter with Everett Public Works says the break happened in a 1948 six inch water line.

Last night a six inch cast iron water pipe installed in 1961 failed in the Glenhaven neighborhood of west Everett. Crews spent the night repairing that break.

On Monday night a six inch main burst in the 3500 block of Oakes Avenue sending water into one man’s apartment and affecting about three dozen customers.

Everett public works issued a reminder that homes that lose water service should run their water for 30 minutes to clear any turbidity from the lines once service resumes. Though water may appear discolored, it is safe to use and drink.

Crews have not confirmed the cause of the latest break, but Baxter says it is not uncommon for breaks to occur as temperatures move in and out of the freezing range putting stress on old pipes.


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