First upgrade since 1925!

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The nice man in the hole outside my house told me that this water main upgrade project has been going on for 15 years now, and that our street is about the last one in the whole county to get the water main upgrade.

They’re cutting out and replacing all the old fittings, cleaning the pipes, and then spraying a coat of cement into them to keep them from getting all corroded again. I was about to be impressed when he said that the new stuff should last about 50 years – then I realized the old stuff (that went in using 1925 technology) has lasted about twice that!

Way to go, new tech!

4 Replies to “First upgrade since 1925!”

  1. They did that on our street back when we lived in a duplex on the other side of Silverlake Blvd. The new pipes increased the water pressure so well that it blew out our connection to the main when they turned it back on. We were told that this happens a lot when they upgrade.

  2. Gee I can’t wait. Ugh.

    I don’t guess there’s any way to prepare for or prevent that – well, here’s me writing the DWP emergency number on a post-it and sticking it to the fridge.

    Thanks for the heads up!

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