Water Line Puncture Floods Fayetteville's Center Street

Water Line Puncture Floods Fayetteville's Center Street Businesses Lose Service; Road Repair Needed

Posted: August 29, 2013 at 3:19 a.m.

A ruptured water line flooded Center Street just east of the downtown square Wednesday.

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It's not like this was in some remote corner of the city so I'm scratching my head wondering why on earth it took twenty minutes to turn the water off. Yikes, City of Fayetteville, might there be a need for some procedural changes to ensure this never happens again? Perhaps "soft soil and limited sight lines" led to the actual mishap but was there a spotter on site to monitor the work? How about a preliminary review with the contractor AND the spotter, of where all relevant water cut-offs are?

Or is this a problem of crumbling infrastructure and ancient, defunct or inadequate cut-offs?

Whatever the case, now that the problem has expressed itself, I sincerely hope that preventative measures will be in place ASAP so we don't have to endure any reruns of this muddy mess.

Posted by: FayFan

August 29, 2013 at 11:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I got caught in "muddy creek" yesterday. It was interesting but not catastrophic due to the promptness of getting the water shut off. I'm sure that all involved were duly embarrassed but this is only a very minor bump in the road of life. The effects will not linger nearly as long as the "pay for parking" problems or annexing our city geniuses have caused. And while I am on that, I have never been blessed with a "boot" on a vehicle, but I know just where those boots belong.

Posted by: Oldearkie

August 29, 2013 at 12:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kind of like Putin stuffing cruise missiles up Pres Dumbo's backside. Just where they belong.

Posted by: JailBird

August 29, 2013 at 2:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )