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Sinkhole Swallows Car in Washington D.C. Area After Water Main Break

A water main break caused a sinkhole in a suburban Washington, D.C. neighborhood, swallowing up a family’s car just after they escaped. Television news footage showed the back right end of the car barely visible from the sinkhole in Bladensburg …

Water Main Break in Utah Floods Several Buildings

A water main break has caused flood damage to some three dozen structures, including a school, in Salt Lake City. Fire department spokesman Jasen Asay says occupants of four homes were displaced after the Friday night break. The Montessori Community …

Tennessee Supreme Court in Knoxville Closed Due to Water Main Break

A water main break has forced the closure of the Tennessee Supreme Court building in Knoxville. Water is needed to heat the chambers and offices of the high court and appeals courts located within the building. The building has been …

Iowa Church, City Settle With Homeowners

Sioux City and Sunnybrook Community Church have settled with the owners of five homes for damage caused by a water line break two years ago. The Sioux City Journal says the City Council on Monday approved the agreement. The Iowa …

Human Error Blamed for San Francisco Water Main Break

Human error is being blamed for a water main break that damaged several homes and vehicles in a South San Francisco neighborhood. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said on Tuesday that an engineer failed to properly design the water …