Skip to comments.55 Square mile area affected in Charleston SC by Water Main Break
Posted on 03/31/2006 8:14:44 PM PST by dixie sass
The break is at Turkey Creek. The 48 inch pipe is over the marsh and no ones knows how it happened.
This comes at the time when we have The Cooper River Bridge Run, the Azalea Festival, the Cajun Festival, and a few other high profile events happening.
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Homeland security has already ruled that out. /sarcasm
No, they aren't even thinking of that. The break is spectacular! The water shooting out of the pipes looks one of the fountains in Rome or Paris!
This has effected all the businesses in the area. This covers a three county area. Restaurants can't cook and serve, fire departments can't fight fires. It's a mess!
No one has even brought that up.
More on the story:
Hanahan, SC - A water main at the Hanahan Water Treatment Plant has broken. This is the largest plant in the state of South Carolina.
At present, Charleston Water Systems has not issued a boiled water advisory. However, they advise that all customers with trickling water turn it off and boil their water.
As of 10:00 p.m., CWS is not aware how long this break will take to repair. It could take all night. The break is affecting customers on the Charleston Pennisula, West Ashley, parts of Ladson, the North Area, and as far as Ladson.
One of the hospitals has been without water since 8:30 and has gone to an emergency surgery plan. Another was out for awhile.
42,000 people are expected to take part in the Bridge Run. We have people in from all over the world for this.
Bush Hate Carolinas
It's Friday night. Knob Creek is better straight anyway. Enjoy.
They are recommending it, but haven't issued the advisement yet. Most probably won't hear much from DHEC until they have water flowing again.
Here is more:
Burky says there was a break on a 48-inch line and officials were working to isolate it and send the water in another direction. The Charleston Water System serves nearly 400,000 people in the region.
I beg your pardon, that's a lie!
Wow...my family used to privatize public water utlities...my dad was a pioneer in that industry
a 48 inch water main is a damn big line...
They've been doing live shots from site, people from all over the tri-county area are out "sightseeing" at the site.
It's something else!
Water is sold out at all of the stores, lol, the water for the Bridge Run is now under guard. Lol.
Advisement is out to boil the water.
It is the main line.
It is the first time that this happened. The pipe is 150 feet into the marsh, it will be some time before it is repaired.
That sucks! What a waste of good water.
My water bill when I had to pay my own, never went over $35 a month period. In fact, it is one of the cheapest utilities here.
We lost all pressure at the time of the break, but they rerouted and we're back to near regular pressure. Live shots now still show a gusher at the break. It's a raised pipe over a marsh.
Lol, to put it mildly!
I tried to call you to see if you were okay. Then found out I had the wrong number (dumb!!!!). Glad that it is back up, you are on the upstream side of the pipeline, right?
I saw the live feeds on Channel 5.
I'm just in the affected area, almost at the end of the line. Another quarter of a mile North and I'd be on Goose Creek water, a system that has no problem due to the break.
My cousin, who lives on Old Mount Holly Road was without water. I guess their's is back own now since yours is. We lost pressure here.
The water is almost through draining out of the pipe. That's a big gap! They are saying that it looks like it is the fittings and not the pipe. But they won't know until they can get out there and look at it.
The water break in Charleston is just the first step. Now, where is Cheney? You don`t know do you? Its all part of the plot to sell out the country.
Just watch, Bush will announce that the Mexicans have a "special team" trained by Halliburton in the UAE, that can stop leaks in large city water systems, and Fox is going to let them come to America to help save South Carolina. (Notice where Howard Jones U. is located)
Need more proof? OK, Had Mexican food in the last three days? Feel a little tired tonite? Well, most peope don`t know this, butin honor of Bush`s trip, Fox has sent Mexican chiefs to every Army and Marine base in the South and they have been feeding our brave troops for a week!
NOW, as a real American, WHERE IS CHENEY?
Just so you know, those were jokes and not planes that just flew over your head.
you might be surprised
they can mat out onto the marsh with equipment and a joint of pipe that big is probably on the way already
maybe within 24-36 hours it could be up...maybe less
what are they saying?
Didn't sound like a joke to me.
That's quite apparent.
They are anticipating Sunday for the repairs. The cranes will be coming in. The water has stopped flowing.
They are advising drinking bottled water and using boiled water.
I'm sure sorry
Lol, for what? I had the bad luck of watching Channel 5 when they came on with the announcement. Debbie Chard and Bill Sharp have a tendency to over dramatize everything!
sorry you have no water dear
Not to worry...as a good FReeper should, I know you have your 3 day supply handy.....right?
The water pressure here simply dropped for a while. Others in the area were with out. They have managed to divert water into other feeds. What is going to cause a problem is in the morning, the restaurants can't re-open to serve food without the permission of DHEC. There isn't an empty hotel room in the tri-country area, so I guess that everyone will be coming to Summerville for food and then back to CHarleston for the Bridge run.
Lol, I was just thinking I'd better get the hurrican preparedness kit ready early this year and put in a few extra chocolate bars...
That's a good idea. The VetsCorp people are doing something similar.
Everyone should have an emergency kit put together. Having dealt with hurricanes of all sorts, it's mandatory.
Number one rule - never run out of chocolate!!!!
That's one of the first things we were taught.
We've got a sewer main break here on Oahu and the mayor has the city dumping UNTREATED SEWAGE into the canal that empties into the ocean about 1/2 mile from Waikiki. So far about 15 million gallons have been dumped. PEW!!!!!
GACK! Gross, doesnt' federal law prohibit that kind od dumping?