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Old 12-23-2010, 09:12 PM
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Construction crews hit a 4ft water main the afternoon before christmas eve, tens of thousands without water, and a boil water advisory in effect. Tax dollars at work folks

Upside is we should have some pressure by the morning, not that I really care either way I just think it's stupid that crews aren't more cautious working around water mains.
Old 12-23-2010, 10:05 PM
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by fishinmaniac View Post
...Tax dollars at work folks..
From what I read, no tax dollars were involved. Some people seem to just like to bash "government," whether their accusations are true or not. Have it your way.
Old 12-24-2010, 03:36 PM
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I think it's pretty phenomenal what the construction folks are able to do with minimal inconvenience to the masses.... I try not to complain when the electricity is only off for a few hours after a tree crosses the power lines in a storm or while construction crews are working on Christmas Eve...
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Originally Posted by fishinmaniac View Post
http://www.baynews9.com/article/news...inellas-County



Construction crews hit a 4ft water main the afternoon before christmas eve, tens of thousands without water, and a boil water advisory in effect. Tax dollars at work folks

Upside is we should have some pressure by the morning, not that I really care either way I just think it's stupid that crews aren't more cautious working around water mains.
You might ought to read the link you posted.

A crew was trying to expose and repair an existing leak-- when that leak blew out. It was not a case of a guy on a backhoe digging a hole and busting a pipe.

Lots a difference between the news article and your interpretation.
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I tore a 10 inch water main out one time,man there is a ton of water coming out

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