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Water main break on Peoples Road

Thursday, March 20, 2014   by: Staff



At approximately 5:30 a.m., a water main break was confirmed in the vicinity of Peoples Road near Hillside Drive.

As a result, customers on Peoples Road between Fairview Avenue and Penno Road as well as all of Hillside Drive have had their water service interrupted.

PUC emergency crews were dispatched early this morning and have started repairs.

During this process, traffic flow will be restricted on Peoples Road between Fairview Avenue and Penno Road while crews conduct repairs.

This traffic restriction is necessary to ensure the safety of repair crews as well as the travelling public.


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damzull1 3/20/2014 11:07:55 AM Report

I cant beleive the water problems in this town if its not brown water its busted water mains what are they made of cardboard holy crap its an everyday thing around here and guess who has to pay for this bullshit !!!!
Beej 3/20/2014 11:09:08 AM Report

Oh oh's!, best call your bank and arrange for a second mortgage so you can afford to pay your puc bill, you're going to need it by the time this is over!
jinjin 3/20/2014 11:24:05 AM Report

i just switched to gas because i couldn't afford my power bill this year! what a savings... even with the increase!
AlwaysAWinner 3/20/2014 11:24:18 AM Report

this town isn't some nice wealthy city that should be immune to these issues. have you seen our roads?

if you don't like it, leave
edz 3/20/2014 11:29:56 AM Report

its only the start of it, there is a lot of frost and not to deep either. I'm worried about all this snow melting ontop of such frozen ground. None of it will soak in and just run off. All the drains along the curbs are still covered, spells alot of flooding to me.
iamtc 3/20/2014 11:38:34 AM Report

The good news is that those people affected in that area don't have any brown water issues for the moment however bad news is they will pay more after repair is done in more ways then one water bill is going up and car repairs (ball joints,and tie rods)from the half ass job of patching the work area and saulites aren't even doing anything about it but complaining we must protest against this unfair service the water and roads board of works are trashed this is ridiculous from anyone who says they care something needs to be done
Javaman 3/20/2014 11:41:32 AM Report

With frost so deep in the ground this winter I think it is unfair to blame the PUC for pipes bursting. It is an unusual winter and no utility can prepare for frost problems like we have had. is a maddening affair but lets not go too hard on the PUC.
Matti 3/20/2014 11:50:53 AM Report

Just to put into perspective.....City of Winnipeg has reported 1000 watermain breaks this winter!!!! It's unfair to blame a local utility!!
iamtc 3/20/2014 12:00:25 PM Report

Those pipe breaks out west are from frost these breaks are from brown smudge in this city get your facts straight
Kweveye 3/20/2014 12:33:43 PM Report

anyone of these complaining posters are more than welcome to go out and volunteer to help out your community with this ongoing problem and mabye it will get done faster , or does the word "volunteer" offend yous?
Ski-Dude 3/20/2014 12:54:31 PM Report

PUC is a profit organization. Why would someone volunteer? No, no, don't pay me I just booked off from my minimum wage job to come here and help you guys. No worries, I don't need to be paid, I'm ok with struggling to pay my PUC bills for my s!tty @ss downtown apartment. You take the money, you'll need it for your 40x60 garage for your toys.
Newsjunkie 3/20/2014 3:59:21 PM Report

Sorry iamtc, but our water main breaks are also a result of frost. Get YOUR facts straight. There is only one area of town dealing with brown water issues - all year round. Water main breaks are a winter hazzard in any year and in all areas of the city, not just this year. The extreme frost depth this year has impacted pipes AND house foundations due to the amount of water in the ground and the extreme, prolonged, cold temperatures. If brown sludge broke water mains it would be happening at this rate all year round. If anything, the sludge would protect the water mains from freezing and breaking as quickly as it would act as an insulator in the pipes.
CTgasman 3/20/2014 4:12:48 PM Report

well said Newsjunkie
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