Contractor Hits Water Main On Nine Mile Road

February 13, 2020

A 16-inch water main was hit by a contractor working near the Kangaroo Express on Nine Mile Road at I-10 Thursday morning, according to ECUA. The contractor worked to make the necessary repairs.

A resulting water outage impacted part of the surrounding area, including the Navy Federal campus on Nine Mile Road.

The situation did not prompt a boil water notice, according to ECUA spokesperson Nathalie Bowers, because the water pressure at the damage location did not drop low enough.


8 Responses to “Contractor Hits Water Main On Nine Mile Road”

  1. Ranman on February 16th, 2020 7:56 am

    Should have turned on front outside faucet closes to meter and left everything off inside to prevent issues.

  2. Thomas H on February 15th, 2020 2:17 am

    Its conceivable to get hydraulic hammering, air moves easier and faster, as the incoming water quickly hits the fixture it can hit with enough force to damage it, similar to the effect of rapidly turning a fixture off and on, its hard on stuff. That all said, if this hurt a shower head, it probably had an issue prior.

  3. chris on February 14th, 2020 5:29 pm

    How does air in the water line result in High Pressure? Sounds like your BS is pretty pumped up, actually.

  4. Craig Maxamillion on February 14th, 2020 3:32 pm

    So yeah my water head in my bathroom was jacked up to and it was a rare import from eastern Mongolia near the Patagonian islands it was valued at over 1.2 million I will also need the contractors name I feel some preparations are in order. We could settle out of court right now for 2 gallons of milk a pack of Newport’s and some Popeyes

  5. Pcoladad on February 14th, 2020 8:12 am

    Destroyed one shower head and now your wanting fixtures replaced? Come on man it’s not like any serious damage was done…one shower head isn’t worth all that!!!

  6. Thomas Epting on February 14th, 2020 7:28 am

    Not sure about the “low pressure” comment, we had zero water for 5 hours plus black stuff flowing for a few minutes after the water returned. Still cloudy this morning.

  7. Jerry Maygarden on February 13th, 2020 8:14 pm

    The damaged water main allowed air into our water lines. The result was high pressure that destroyed our shower head in the master bathroom. I would like to know the name of the responsible contractor. He needs to replace our shower fixtures.

  8. Hogeye on February 13th, 2020 7:13 pm

    Thanks for the report. It happened around 10am and they had it repaired and flowing again at 3pm.

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