City crews repair water main break on Burde Street

A long crack in a Burde Street water main had city of Port Alberni waterworks crews knee deep in cold,dirty water for 11 hours on Monday.

City of Port Alberni waterworks crew members John Stephen and Brandon Colclough replace a broken water main on Burde Street on Sept. 28.

A long crack in a Burde Street water main had city of Port Alberni waterworks crews knee deep in cold, dirty water for 11 hours on Monday.

“It’s a long narrow crack in a cast iron main,” said water systems chargehand Amar Giri.

“It’s bad.”

The several foot long crack flooded a section of the the top end of Burde Street and cut off water for several residents a little after 8 a.m. on Sept. 27.

The crack was unusual, Giri added, because it went lengthwise rather than width-wise.

The cracked water main was replaced with a plastic one and the road has been filled in. It will be repaved later this year, said Giri.

Click on the album below to see an album of the crew at work:

Burde Street Water Main Break

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