Rash Of Tulsa Water Main Breaks Blamed On Hot Weather


Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 10:32 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma -- The list of water main breaks in the city of Tulsa continues to grow as the temperature rises.

On Monday, city water crews were kept busy working a number of breaks including a 24-inch water line at 31st and New Haven Boulevard.

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City officials say as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, crews were working on fixing 15 water main breaks, including 9 breaks which carried over from Monday.

They say the heat is a contributing factor in all of the breaks.

"The ground moves. Whether it's hot or cold, rain, dry, that ground is constantly moving," said city worker David Bradshaw.

Officials say for the most part, most of the breaks are small in size and crews should have them repaired in four to eight hours.

  • 2217 S 126TH EA
  • 22ND ST_124 EA>126 EA,, 126 EA_22NDST>23RD ST
  • 700 E 51ST PL N
  • 2520 E 4TH ST
  • 4TH ST_ATLANTA>BIRMINGHAM
  • 5236 N CINCINNATI AVE
  • CINNCINATTI AV_52ND PLN>54TH ST N
  • 323 S 117TH PL E
  • 72ND ST_PITTSBURG>QUEBEC
  • 33RD_W 42ND PL>W 42ND ST
  • 2540 E ADMIRAL BLVD
  • 33RD ST_JAMESTOWN>LOUISVILLE
  • 5329 E 39TH PL
  • 39TH PL_DARLINGTON>5356 E DARL
  • 700 S YALE AVE
  • 7TH ST_VANDALIA>YALE
  • 6960 E 21ST ST
  • 831 N KINGSTON AVE
  • KINGSTON_LANSING>KING
  • 907 N 67th St.

City officials say for the most part, most are smaller breaks with a 4-8 hour turnaround.