FOLLOWUP: Arrowhead Gardens water-break aftermath

(WSB photo, Monday evening)

The two buildings at Arrowhead Gardens that were without water after Monday’s pipe break will get it back this afternoon, if it’s not back already, according to a spokesperson for AG’s parent nonprofit Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG). We followed up after commenters raised concerns in the discussion following our original story. SHAG’s Karen Lucas tells WSB that water was expected to be back around 3:30 pm. While it was off, she says, those affected were able to use facilities in the two buildings that weren’t affected, and water and meals were provided. Eight units were evacuated and the Red Cross was brought in to help; Lucas says those who didn’t have relatives/friends to stay with were put up in hotels. Lucas confirms that the broken pipe is on their property so it’s their responsibility to fix, not Seattle Public Utilities (which is what SPU told us, too), and she said they’re still not sure why the pipe broke, flooding the underground parking area after, she was told, breaking through concrete like “a geyser.” She also wanted to thank the Seattle Fire and Red Cross crews who responded, for doing a “fabulous” job.

4 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Arrowhead Gardens water-break aftermath"

  • nh June 20, 2017 (8:03 pm)

    water restored by approx. 3pm Tuesday June 20.

  • nh June 20, 2017 (8:19 pm)

    **elderly taken to various MOTELS; but not until approx. 10 PM (9 hrs after main line burst) …..’meals’ = pizza (for 90+ year olds @ 9:30 PM ?!) …and ‘facilities” = a restroom on 6th and 5th floors of other 2 bldgs. (an approximate 2.5 block walk for elderly and handicap residents).

    • WSB June 20, 2017 (8:28 pm)

      The SHAG rep said it was difficult to find lodging and so they ended up in Auburn.

  • M. June 21, 2017 (8:38 am)

    Glad they helped. Better than nothing!

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