Water-main break near Mount View Elementary

The photos are from a water-main break in White Center, sent by Tom, who told us via email: “We had a water main break … right in front of Mount View Elementary. All of 12th north of the school down to 106th was flooded. I think that the water was also flowing down to Coronado Springs but I never had a chance to see how bad it was down there. Most of us on 12th were pretty busy trying to keep the water out of our houses to limited success. Crews are tearing up the street now to repair and all of us have had our water shut off.”

The SPU water-outage map says it started just before 6 pm.

The break is blamed for trouble as far north as West Seattle’s Highland Park neighborhood, where residents are reporting brown water as a result.

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One Response to “Water-main break near Mount View Elementary”

  1. Everyone in the vicinity should be advised that the sediments in the water, while they are not threatening to your health, can cause damaging buildup in your filters and water heaters. You should minimize the amount of water you run through your house until the water quality is restored, and avoid running hot water to prevent buildup in your water heaters.

    Please also note that the discolored water can be hard to notice. You have to run your water for a few minutes to clear your house lines before the discolored water comes through, and even then, it’s hard to notice unless you are filling a container and can observe the discoloration in a larger quantity of water. So double check your water, look close, and please share the word with your neighbors!

    SPU rep onsite advised that it might be until tomorrow morning before the water clears up.