City Restoring Water After Break in Water Main

City Crews Restoring Water to Residents After Break in Water Main
Posted on 09/17/2022
PULLMAN, WA—City of Pullman maintenance crews have shut down water after a major break in a water line at Center Street and Grand Avenue on Saturday afternoon flooded streets until crews could close the emergency valves.

By Saturday evening, crews restored most water service to an area of Sunnyside hill, leaving about six blocks, close to the intersection, still without water.

City officials say that in an abundance of caution, those that experience lower water pressure, or dirty water, should boil water as a precaution. Crews have increased chlorine in the water supply as a safety factor.

According to water officials, the break occurred at the intersection of Center Street and Grand, across the street from the main fire station. Crews said the break occurred in an older section of pipe and that the break impacted about a seven-foot section of pipe.

When the pipe first broke and was detected, water drained from the Charlie Brown water reservoir and impacted a reservoir at James Place. Both reservoirs have been replenished with water.

Officials say that crews will be working tonight and tomorrow repairing the damaged section of pipe. They say repairs should be completed by Sunday, at the latest, and the road should be reopened.

Traffic is currently diverted from Grand Avenue at Blaine Street, traveling south. And those traveling north on Grand can detour at Rocky Way. When the detours are no longer needed, motorists should be aware that the road will be a little rough until it can be repaved.

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