UPDATE: Water-line break in North Delridge


ORIGINAL REPORT, 8:23 PM: Heads up if you’ll be traveling Delridge Way near Edmunds any time soon – utility crews are working in the middle of the street. We noticed running water on the edge of the northbound side of the street, and we just received one reader note saying they had called Seattle Public Utilities and been told there’s a water-line break. They also report reduced water pressure at their residence. We’ll be checking with SPU’s media team ASAP to see if we can find out more.

9:44 PM: We haven’t heard back from SPU yet but multiple commenters in the area say they’re without water.

10:33 PM: Now we’ve heard from SPU, which says an 8-inch line broke, no obvious cause. It was first reported by someone who saw the water bubbling up in the street late this afternoon; they cut off service in the area around 7:30 pm for repairs. 110 customers (homes/businesses) are affected, and they’re hoping to restore service by midnight.

11:03 PM: Marieke from SPU just called again with an update – she says they’re turning the water back on right now. It was a “horizontal break” and 10 feet of pipe had to be repaired. Your water might be discolored for a while when it comes back on, so let it run a bit, she says, and it should clear up.

13 Replies to "UPDATE: Water-line break in North Delridge"

  • Kyla June 3, 2016 (8:48 pm)

    We live right near here and we have no water at all and haven’t for the last hour.

  • David June 3, 2016 (9:14 pm)

    I live in the 4800 block; no water :(

  • ACG June 3, 2016 (9:22 pm)

    I’m in AH and our water has a yellowish tinge to it. Any relation to this?

    • WSB June 3, 2016 (9:42 pm)

      ACG – that’s a long way from North Delridge. Please call SPU (which has yet to return my call about the ND situation) at 206-386-1800 … I don’t think the flushing has moved that far south yet but could be anything. – TR

  • Ann F June 3, 2016 (9:45 pm)

    We have no water at all in 4800 block of Delridge. Were told it might be back on by 11 or midnight.

  • D.C June 3, 2016 (9:49 pm)

    Any word on when the water will be back? I’m super thirsty, and these beer nuts are totally not helping. 

  • Meghan June 3, 2016 (9:51 pm)

    Near Delridge library – reduced cold water pressure and now the water is turning brown. 

  • Molly June 3, 2016 (10:13 pm)

    Ewwww our water is brown! 25th and Juneau, 1 block off delridge.

    • WSB June 3, 2016 (10:16 pm)

      Just heard back from an SPU media responder responding to our call; she’s going to see what she can find out. Meantime if you haven’t called in, at least to make sure they’re aware of the extent of the outage … 206-386-1800.

      • WSB June 3, 2016 (10:32 pm)

        Just got some info and am adding to the story above.

  • Ritu June 3, 2016 (11:14 pm)

    They are still working right outside my house

  • Ann F June 3, 2016 (11:23 pm)

    Water back on in 4800 block of Delridge–11:00pm!! Good work by SPU

  • T June 5, 2016 (11:43 pm)

    Unless they had multiple water line breaks, I called this in before 9am.  I saw it bubbling up like a fountain on my way to work. I guess 

    I’m surprised it didn’t get attention earlier in the day.

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