UPDATE: Water outage in Luna Park area

12:43 AM: Though it’s not on the Seattle Public Utilities map yet, there’s a water outage in the Luna Park area. That’s according to multiple readers who’ve texted. 206-386-1800 is the number to call when you’re having water woes, and one texter reports they said there’d watr break on Avalon.

5:06 PM: Thanks for the updates in comments. We asked SPU about the outage and got this response from spokesperson Shanna Christie:

Last night around 11 pm, SPU crews responded to a water main break near the 3000 BLK of SW ANDOVER ST. Water was shutoff to 43 service lines to make the emergency repair. The break was fixed and water was back on around 2 am for some customers. A section of about 25 customers remained out of water due to a broken valve. Around 8 am today, a second SPU crew began work to repair the broken valve. This required a second emergency water shutdown impacting the same group of 43 customers, including the approximately 25 customers whose water was already off. The second repair was complete and water was back on for all customers by 12:30 pm today.

4 Replies to "UPDATE: Water outage in Luna Park area"

  • Alan September 14, 2021 (5:06 am)

    Water still out on 32nd Ave SW.@ 5:00 am. A very cheerful lady explained that during the repair of the broken main on Avalon, a valve was broken in the off position. Apparently the valve crew comes in in a couple of hours and will get right out to fix it…

  • Grateful September 14, 2021 (9:33 am)

    Water is off again.  Maybe 1 pm we’ll get it back.  Makes me thankful that we have safe, running water every day.

    • WSB September 14, 2021 (9:36 am)

      I don’t know if the original outage ever showed up on the map – it hadn’t by the time I went off watch at 2 am – but a “new” one popped up in the area at 7:30 am. Anyway, I’m following up with SPU as usual. – TR

    • Just wondering September 14, 2021 (12:50 pm)

      A friend of mine joined the Peace Corp in the 80’s.  He went to Botswana thinking he would be working to give them electricity.  What he did was to help them build wells for desperately needed water, something we so take for granted!

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