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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Water main break in Columbia Pines

There was a water main break Sunday, Dec. 15, at about 9 p.m., on Murray Lane near the intersection with Bruce Lane in the Columbia Pines neighborhood in Annandale. It was captured it on video by Bob Kovacs, who has produced a lot of material for the Annandale Arts You Tube channel and happens to live close to the break.

Kovacs discovered the water main break when the water was shut off and it flowed out of his house, which is a bit higher up than neighboring houses, causing a siphoning effect. After being shut off briefly, water was restored, but was dirty looking coming out of the tap, he said. Residents probably won’t have clean water until the break is fixed and the pipes are flushed.

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