Spotted: Broken water main being repaired on Santa Cruz Avenue

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on January 16, 2016

water main repair in Menlo Park

Yesterday afternoon, InMenlo contributor Jym Clendenin sent us a photo of water gushing the streets and front yards of homes around Santa Cruz Avenue and San Mateo Drive.

He sent another photo shortly before 11:00 pm last night with this update:  [As of] “10:30 pm about 15′ of failed 10″ water main on north side of Santa Cruz Avenue has been removed. It will be replaced by a plastic pipe, then flushed through a nearby hydrant. Water service should be restored by about 1:00 pm.”

Meanwhile, our weather watcher Bill Russ reported another .3″ of rain during the night, bringing his year-to-date total to 9:15 inches.

Photo by Jym Clendenin

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Jym Clendenin January 16, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Sorry for the typo. The broken water main was to be back online by about 1:00 AM (not PM!), which is about what happened. Soon there after the trench was filled in and asphalt put on top. Kudos to the crew of about 6 CWSC guys who worked a couple shifts in the pouring rain to get this done.


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