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Post Date: 11/30/2022

Water Services staff repair a main break on 4th Ave

As cold weather sets in and aging pipes begin to fail, Water Distribution crews are increasingly called out at any hour of the day or night to respond to waterline breaks.

Crews responded to an emergency call on Monday, Oct. 10, around 8:30 p.m. for a possible water main break on W. Silver Spruce Ave. They found two breaks in a 6” cast iron water main from 1962. Repair work went into the early hours of Tuesday morning.  A second call out occurred two days later, on Thursday, Oct. 14, around 2:30 a.m. for another possible water main break on W. Silver Spruce Ave, with a third break discovered near the earlier repair site. This required an emergency water service shut-off at 7 a.m., with service restored by 1 p.m. There were two more emergency line breaks in October: a 10” line on Butler and a 4” water main on Sunset were repaired efficiently, with little interruption to service. 

These are the same crews who were on site with their heavy equipment to help Stevanna Avenue residents manage flood waters last July. They put the Tiger Dams in place and set sandbags for the neighborhood. The crews were also there to aid with sandbag removal this fall. 

Working visibly in the community or behind the scenes, we give thanks to Flagstaff Water Services staff who remain dedicated to providing reliable service to our community. 

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Contact us at flagwater@flagstaffaz.gov



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