Broken Water Main Installed Against Thing Most Likely To Break It

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‘bigger blue water pipes 04.17.09 [107]‘
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So, remember that huge, motorist-stranding flood caused by the water main break on River Rd. last December? The one where they had to rescue people from their cars with helicopters?

Turns out it was caused because when the pipe was first installed in 1965, the contract0r installed it AGAINST A BIG JAGGED BOULDER. Okay, look, I Am Not A Plumber, but I’m pretty sure installing a 66-inch water pipe against something that could TEAR A HOLE IN IT is a bad idea. I mean, what could go wrong? Oh right…

Maybe that contractor is related to the architect who screwed over Capital City Diner?

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

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