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500,000 Gallons of Water Lost in Knightdale Pipe Break

Posted October 10, 2007

— Crews repaired a 12-inch water line rupture Wednesday that led to the loss of 500,000 gallons in Knightdale.

The break happened early Wednesday on Laurens Way near Clay Hill Drive. Raleigh water treatement plant operators learned about the break when they noticed water levels dropping.

Knightdale police located the rupture and directed repair crews to the area.

Eight homes were without water for nearly eight hours. Bottled water was delivered to residents affected by the .


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  • gorgon01 Oct 11, 2007

    I hope the Knightdale residents were out there taking baths...

  • lynddsy Oct 11, 2007

    it's a shame the water couldn't be collected to aid a farmer.

  • whatelseisnew Oct 10, 2007

    common_sense_plz - just to help you out here;

    The sky is falling; the polar ice caps are melting; the beef and spinach is trying to get us with the E-coli; our taxes just went up and oh my the lake she is a bit lower today. Doom Doom - we are doomed I tell you.

  • common_sense_plz Oct 10, 2007

    no I do not have a sad life, actually I am very happy. I just would like for people to use come common sense in their decisions about the water crisis that we are in. But I see that no one will address my question about what all of you who do not care about houses burning up, schools being out of water, and what about the hospitals and the Dr. washing their hands before surgery. If babies are on formula, then they will not be able to eat because those of you who feel it necessary to water your lawns which is not essential to sustain life. but sure hope that your lawn remains beautiful, while our children in schools go without water, the fire depts go without water, babies go without water. It appears that you people will never figure it out.

  • Lookelou Oct 10, 2007

    common_sense_plz - Must be a sad life when you cannot find humor in such a story.

  • aquamama Oct 10, 2007

    "affected by the ."

    the water main break? Whoever has to update these stories must be overworked.

  • UNC81 Oct 10, 2007

    Wednesday is our watering day though, so it's all good.

  • eduncw Oct 10, 2007

    Is Knightdale going to get fined for watering the neighborhood yards

  • whatelseisnew Oct 10, 2007

    Can't wait for Falls lake to go completely dry.

  • jon2four Oct 10, 2007

    Not to worry ,it usually rains during the week of the State Fair.