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Archive for Saturday, January 26, 2013

Water service restored to parts of Lawrence affected by broken water main

January 26, 2013

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City water service was restored Saturday to areas of northern Lawrence affected by a Friday night water main break, city officials said.

The break occurred about 10 p.m. Friday, cutting off water service for several hours to an area around Pin Oak Drive and parts of North Michigan Street. Utilities crews made emergency repairs Friday night and were finished by Saturday morning. City officials reached Saturday could not say what caused the failure

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geekin_topekan 1 year, 9 months ago

For real--Lyons Park is in North Lawrence. Teepee Junction is in North Lawrence, and its not called "the teepee intersection" as LJW and Lawrence newbies have called it in the past.

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poolside 1 year, 9 months ago

Agreed. Newbies should know the basics. Geography being one of them. North Michigan is south of the river. North Lawrence is north of the river. DUH!

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LadyJ 1 year, 9 months ago

That's better, I was going to suggest that but I figured you would come up with it on your own.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 9 months ago

once again, we have a seriously failing infrastructure, water pipes that seriously are overdue for replacement and sewer lines too, yet we are going to spend money on far less necessary things like the big sexy northwest lawrence rec center/sports village/KU combo.
get our priorities straight!

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CrystalKU 1 year, 9 months ago

There was a gas leak at the site of the construction at Pin Oak and Michigan, I would not be surprised if the water main break was because of that too.

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clovis_sangrail 1 year, 9 months ago

This one may not have been failing infrastructure. There has been construction around that corner the last few weeks, including precisely in the area where this break occurred.

This one is worth a follow up, Journal World.

If this was old infrastructure, that's one thing.

But if this was as the result of some simpleton with a backhoe digging into a water line, then someone ought to be paying for all that overtime last night and all the repair that will be necessary to restore that intersection.

Someone other than water customers, that is.

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CrystalKU 1 year, 9 months ago

Also, there was a gas leak Wednesday afternoon related to that construction. I was curious as well as to who is paying for fixing both the gas leak and the water main break.

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Rex Hargis 1 year, 9 months ago

The article said "northern Lawrence," NOT 'North Lawrence.'

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 9 months ago

^^Gandalf 12 hours, 15 minutes ago

Don't worry gnome, you can take your weekly bath a day or two late.

---that's so generous of you! however, when you no longer have water to power your water pipe for the drugs, you'll really be screaming.

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clovis_sangrail 1 year, 9 months ago

"City officials reached Saturday could not say what caused the failure"

Could not say, or would not say?

I find it hard to believe that they do not know.

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