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« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2013, 12:12:14 pm »

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http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Broken-Arrow-declares-water-emergency-after-water/_8WyFosg9UWJjqV5zeZ96Q.cspx

Broken Arrow city officials say due to a break in a 24-inch water line near the intersection of 9th and Kenosha, the Acting City Manager declared a water emergency for all residents and business customers.

A mandatory water rationing order is in place. The line that broke is one year old.
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« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2013, 01:06:14 pm »

Yep. We got the automated call here at work letting us know.
I'll take this over the electric going out at the Mrs work yesterday on Sheridan.
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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2013, 07:46:49 pm »

Yep. We got the automated call here at work letting us know.
I'll take this over the electric going out at the Mrs work yesterday on Sheridan.

That would be a tough choice.  No toilets or no air conditioning AND no lights in the rest room.
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« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2013, 07:51:04 pm »

Here we go again:



http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Broken-Arrow-declares-water-emergency-after-water/_8WyFosg9UWJjqV5zeZ96Q.cspx

Broken Arrow city officials say due to a break in a 24-inch water line near the intersection of 9th and Kenosha, the Acting City Manager declared a water emergency for all residents and business customers.

A mandatory water rationing order is in place. The line that broke is one year old.


Is the pipe breaking or the welds?  They didn't really say.

Cheap pipe or bad welders?
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« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2013, 10:08:47 pm »

Is the pipe breaking or the welds?  They didn't really say.
Cheap pipe or bad welders?

A one-year-old PVC pipe burst.

They are working quickly to complete a new pipe to Tulsa, so that instead of BA water blowing through their sieve it will be Tulsa water blowing through their sieve.
Im sure we wont mind rationing our water to help our third-world neighbors to the southeast.   Angry


That would be a tough choice.  No toilets or no air conditioning AND no lights in the rest room.

AEP is also being very tight-lipped about the rash of power failures throughout the area. 
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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2013, 08:27:52 am »

A one-year-old PVC pipe burst.

They are working quickly to complete a new pipe to Tulsa, so that instead of BA water blowing through their sieve it will be Tulsa water blowing through their sieve.
Im sure we wont mind rationing our water to help our third-world neighbors to the southeast.   Angry


AEP is also being very tight-lipped about the rash of power failures throughout the area.  


I was out there a few times over the last two years and that line - or part of it - goes north/south along 9th (Lynn Lane) for several miles.  That is a very thick, heavy wall PVC - about 1" thick - should be good for a few hundred psi.  Sounds like the installation either had issues or the earth shifted some.  The ends are an O-ring socket, slip joint (not welded).

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