Downcity water main break

A water main burst on Sabin Street outside the Rhode Island Convention Center at around 11:30 this morning. I took these photos at approximately 2:30pm showing a substantial amount of water still flowing into the street:

Water main break

Water main break

The break lifted an entire section of the sidewalk outside the Convention Center at the end near the Dunk:

Water main break

When I walked by again around 4:00pm, the water had subsided to a trickle and Water Department Workers were gone.

Water main break

ProJo reported that water at their Sabin Street headquarters had turned rusty. I can confirm that at my house on Federal Hill we also have rusty water and their was a slight rust tinge to the water in the Promenade Building earlier this afternoon.

Photos by Jef Nickerson

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One Response to Downcity water main break

  1. Tony P January 11, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    This explains why my water was rusty brown today. When it burst it stirred up sediment and plus the contamination from the ground.

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