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Update: Battle Street Reopened After Water Main Break

Incident is the fourth water main break in six days

Update 4:22 p.m.: Town spokeswoman Kirstyn Barr said the road has reopened and all water service has been restored.

Original: Town crews closed a section of Battle Street on Monday morning to repair a water main break — the fourth in six days.

Battle Street is closed between Birch and Plum Streets SW, according to a town alert.

Vienna Public Information Officer Kirstyn Barr said at 9 a.m., about 20 residents are still without water.  It wasn't clear when repairs would be complete, she said.

The break is the fourth since Wednesday, when a water main break and left residents without water on the first of several consecutive days of record heat across the region.

The second was reported on Saturday, when Kingsley Road between Nutley Street and Meadow Lane as crews made repairs.

On Sunday, town crews shutting down the roadat its intersection with John Marshall Drive.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Amelie Krikorian July 09, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Clearly, the Vienna water mains must all need a major overhaul!
Kim July 09, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Yes, they do. The water main on our tiny street (a cul de sac, so not an issue for most travelers) has ruptured twice in the past 10 years. They find the leak, repair it, patch the street, and hope for the best. How old are the majority of the houses in Vienna (ours is about 45 years old)? That's how old the water mains are. But it would be very expensive. If we've got the money, now would be a good time to do it. Put some people to work in a tough economy.
Amelie Krikorian July 09, 2012 at 09:02 PM
The water main at the corner of Center Street and Statute has been repaired three times in the eight years I have been living here... but unfortunately I doubt there is a good way to handle a major replacement project. Dig up the streets a block at a time and replace the whole pipe? That would leave residents without water for much longer even if it would be a better long term solution. On the plus side it would finally get my street repaved - it's been a cracking, weedy, potholed mess ever since we moved in here.
11 July 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Infrastructure - I'd rather have reliable water mains than all the new sidewalks that are being installed ...

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