Water-main break in Gatewood closes road

January 16, 2013 at 7:18 pm | In Utilities, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

Residents in the 37th/Elmgrove area of Gatewood say their water’s just come back on after a while without it tonight. Mark Ahlness tells WSB that city crews explained “it was a broken 8-inch water main on SW Elmgrove,” and that crews have “replaced the broken portion.” Elmgrove has been closed between 35th and 37th for the work. A WSB crew also has just stopped by the scene, and we’re told the road should reopen within a few hours, once the hole dug for the pipe fix has been re-filled.

4 Comments

  1. Maybe it was a stainless steel repair band? Not a stainless steel pipe, I maybe wrong.

    Comment by timh2o — 7:24 pm January 16, 2013 #

  2. Not being a pipe expert I’ve just taken that part out. We have verified the main part of the info – it’s been fixed/replaced. Will ask SPU for followup tomorrow – TR

    Comment by WSB — 7:36 pm January 16, 2013 #

  3. We’re still missing water pressure in some of our faucets.

    Comment by Weiss — 11:02 pm January 16, 2013 #

  4. clean out the aerators on the faucets. repair jobs mean grit in the pipes. flushing your pipes at the hose bibbs will help too.

    Comment by das — 8:05 am January 17, 2013 #

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