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Conn. City Lost 8K Gallons of Water Per Minute

New London could have lost 10M gallons in just one day

(Newser) - A broken water main in New London, Conn., caused the city to lose more water than it uses in a day—about 8,000 gallons a minute, at least when it first started this morning, the Hartford Courant reports. A state of emergency was declared and residents were told to... More »

Huge Water Main Break Floods UCLA

Home of UCLA basketball suffers major water damage

(Newser) - Swamped in the middle of a drought: A massive water main break under Sunset Boulevard flooded parts of the UCLA campus yesterday, causing serious damage to buildings, including the school's famous Pauley Pavilion basketball arena. Millions of gallons of water flooded athletic facilities after the 93-year-old pipe broke, sending... More »

US Will Need $1T to Fix Water Pipes

Industry estimate sees steep costs over next 25 years

(Newser) - The US could be facing a $1 trillion plumbing bill. That's how much it will cost over the next 25 years to mend or replace the disintegrating pipes that carry drinking water throughout cities and build new ones to accommodate a rising population, according to an industry study. And... More »

Boston Area Gets Clean Water Back

2+ days after water main break, state lifts order to boil tap water

(Newser) - After almost 3 days without a safe water supply, 2 million residents of eastern Massachusetts once again have clean tap water, the Boston Herald reports. After a huge water main ruptured Saturday, the state imposed a boil water order for Boston and 29 other communities. Stores quickly sold out of... More »

Water Main Break Leaves 2 Million Parched

Massachusetts governor declares state of emergency

(Newser) - Tap water in most of eastern Massachusetts is unsafe to drink following a water main break yesterday in a suburb west of Boston. Some 2 million residents must boil water for at least 1 minute before drinking it, making baby formula, or brushing their teeth, a situation one official described... More »

Sinkhole Eats LA Fire Truck

42,000-pound vehicle was responding to early-morning broken pipe

(Newser) - A broken water pipe in a Los Angeles neighborhood today created a sinkhole that swallowed one of the city’s fire trucks, KTLA-TV reports. The crew, responding to the break just after 5am, felt the street buckle beneath the 42,000-pound truck; it gave way before they could back out.... More »

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