Watermain Break in Bullet Points

  • If you have to have a huge underground pipe break in your neighborhood, a warm spring morning is not the worst day for it.  If you live below grade, it’s still pretty traumatic.
  • I didn’t know pavement could do that.
  • The overall response from the City workers was great; the sad thing is that they’ve done this so often that they have it all down pat.   I wanted to kiss them for working through the 4-hour downpour that evening that I’m sure kept it from getting any worse.
  • The contractors were out in force; we had 3 business cards for specialists in water damage in our mail slot within 8 hours. 
  • Now I know what rush hour sounds like without traffic on Florida Avenue.   And that articulated Metro buses can back up very, very long distances.   
  • Life goes back to normal pretty quickly, all things considered.   Until the next one breaks…

2 Comments so far

  1. gswiszcza on May 13th, 2009 @ 11:47 am

    Life goes back to normal pretty quickly, all things considered.

    Except R is still cursing his lack of mulch.

  2. tonigm on May 13th, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

    Yes, well. As the paving contractors were finishing up, they conveniently deposited a few inches of spare mud into all the surrounding tree boxes, covering up literally years of work on trees, shrubs, and flowers. :\

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