What happens when water mains burst

When the largest, highly pressurized water mains fail, they tend to do so spectacularly. Water can rocket from the hole, blasting an enormous crater and throwing debris. Flooding can occur almost immediately. Read related article.

What happens when water mains burst
Source: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Bonnie Berkowitz and Alberto Cuadra/The Washington Post. Published on March 16, 2013, 8:52 p.m.

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