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Burst Water Pipe Floods Fayetteville Street, Lawns

Posted July 15, 2007
Updated July 17, 2007

— Residents said that a water-main break damaged houses and yards in a Fayetteville neighborhood this weekend.

Residents of the Hollywood Heights development said that a pipe that had been leaking for about two days finally broke Saturday night.

The water-main break sent water gushing down Louise Street, covering yards and reaching some front doors, according to residents.

At least two houses suffered damage before the water receeded, said residents.

City officials said that repairs to the water pipe were completed Sunday and that no customers lost service.

Neighbors said they called Fayetteville's Public Works Commission and a water-purification company about the original leak, but have not received any response.


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  • casp3r Jul 16, 2007

    Is sat odd or even day?? I cant make out the number on the mail box but that looks like to much water for the lawn to me..

  • mythoughts22 Jul 16, 2007

    luckely no children where playing on the streets this could have been alot worse that what it was. i wonder if the town will pay for the damage done to the houses??

  • shine Jul 16, 2007

    djofraleigh..... When you first look......BUT... the water police would have closed downtown and the town council would have had an emergency meeting while news helicopters were flying over and yada yada yada. LOL.

  • djofraleigh Jul 16, 2007

    Did anyone else think from the headline that this was about Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh? I did.

  • shine Jul 16, 2007

    I guess it would be tough luck and you were on odd days and your water main breaks in your yard on even days.......... The water police would have to have a meeting.

  • casp3r Jul 16, 2007

    Rabid_Wolf_2= I thought the same thing. People trying to follow the rules just cant catch a break sometimes.. lol

  • daMoFo Jul 15, 2007

    I used to walk a paper route in Hollywood heights. Being a white guy I kind of stood out. Nobody ever bothered me, but I also carried a handgun in my delivery bag.

  • ghimmy47 Jul 15, 2007

    I don't blame anybody for not wanting to spend time fixing a pipe in Hollywood Heights.

  • Rabid_Wolf_2 Jul 15, 2007

    Meanwhile Cumberland Co Sheriff office issued tickets to residents on Louise St for not following strict water restrictions on watering lawn on the even days.

  • Panther Jul 15, 2007

    Did anyone report the leak? I find it odd that Cumberland Co. or any municipality would ignore the leak when reported.