Archive for Thursday, October 11, 2012

Both lanes of East 19th Street closed due to water main break

October 11, 2012


Both lanes of traffic on East 19th Street between Maple and Edgelea streets are closed due a water main break.

Crews are working to fix a 12-inch cast iron pipe installed in 1954. A news release from the city notes the street may be open later in the day as crews work to determine to the scope of the break.


Steve Swaggerty 5 years, 7 months ago

23rd St yesterday. 19th St today. What the heck is going on?

gccs14r 5 years, 7 months ago

Lack of proactive maintenance. Underground pipes have a lifespan.

Curtis Lange 5 years, 7 months ago

Ground shifting, mainly. The drought we're in is putting a huge stress on underground utilities as the dirt contracts and/or cracks from lack of moisture. Irony at it's finest.

Rick Aldrich 5 years, 7 months ago

Topeka had 22 water main breaks thid last week alone. Blame it on the drought.

icdedpeeple 5 years, 7 months ago

Failure on the part of Water Department leadership to have a feasible plan for scheduled replacement. And the water that does make it to my tap tastes like dead carp. Send Wagner back to the wastewater plant where he will do less damage.

gccs14r 5 years, 7 months ago

Blame the city for pilfering water department funds to pay for other things such as tax abatements.

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