VIDEO: Water break on Avalon Way

1:32 AM: Police are being summoned to help direct traffic near Avalon/Genesee because of a water break. You’ll want to avoid that area for a while. No details on the cause or extent of the break; if you’re experiencing water trouble, be sure to notify SPU at 206-386-1800.

1:54 AM: Thanks for the video – above, emailed by Michael; below, from a texter, showing water flowing down Genesee from Avalon:

Michael says the break appears to have originated right in front of the Marq Apartments at 3261 SW Avalon Way.

9:04 AM: As noted by commenters, this isn’t fixed yet. Thanks for the photos – this one is from Anthony:

We just talked with Seattle Public Utilities spokesperson Sabrina Register. She says they don’t have an estimate yet for how much longer it will take to fix; 43 customers are affected (but that counts an entire apartment building as one “customer”). The broken line is an 8″ pipe; cause, not yet officially known – though that entire stretch is part of the big SDOT project, overnight work was not scheduled.

2:20 PM: After 13 hours, some in the area are reporting their water’s back on.

18 Replies to "VIDEO: Water break on Avalon Way"

  • just wondering August 25, 2019 (8:10 am)


  • Anthony August 25, 2019 (8:18 am)

    Any update on how long this will take to get repaired and water back on? Tried calling the number and haven’t been able to speak to anyone for over 30 minutes.

    • WSB August 25, 2019 (8:20 am)

      I’ll be paging SPU for followup info shortly.

      • Anthony August 25, 2019 (8:40 am)

        Awesome. Thank you!

    • Susan August 25, 2019 (8:23 am)

      I called SPU roughly an hour ago, and though they’re working on it, she said they had no estimate as to when it would be fixed.

  • Eric Salyers August 25, 2019 (8:23 am)

    I’m on hold now with SPU. I’ll post update if I get one.  Been on hold 30+ min

  • Eric Salyers August 25, 2019 (8:34 am)

    Water to be restored this afternoon.  Their on sight still working. Picture of culprit attached.

  • Anthony August 25, 2019 (8:48 am)

    Didn’t ask them how long but they are definitely out here helping us get water back! 😀

    • WSB August 25, 2019 (9:03 am)

      Thank you. I just talked to SPU and they don’t have an ETA yet either, updating above momentarily.

  • Mojo August 25, 2019 (9:37 am)

    Getting brown water out of pipes on Alki. Called and they said no known issues over here. Anyone else with this?

  • Seriously? August 25, 2019 (9:50 am)

    Any ideas on if/how this will affect the roadwork in the area? 

  • Christine August 25, 2019 (12:07 pm)

    Any more news on when the water will be restored?

  • NoWater August 25, 2019 (1:04 pm)

    I live in the apartment building which has no water. No progress as of yet 🙁

  • Mhy August 25, 2019 (1:06 pm)

    Any update ? When it would be restored.?

  • Meg August 25, 2019 (1:40 pm)

    Would be nice to flush my toilet. Still no water at the complex!

  • Donovan August 25, 2019 (1:58 pm)

    Water is now working in my apt. 👍

    • Anthony August 25, 2019 (2:27 pm)

      Are you at Marq? Wanting to know so I can finally head home and shower lol

      • Diana August 25, 2019 (3:26 pm)

        We live at Marq and the water is back in our apartment.

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