Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Last Laugh: Water Rationing = Broken Water-Mains

Since last summer or so in Los Angeles, there have been an increase of water-mains bursting around town. They caused unknown thousands if not millions of dollars in damage. Not only was their flood damage, but also sink holes like this one to the right.

Well it turns out the cause for all of the bursting pipes was...water rationing. Yes, all the water people were saving caused the old pipes to just burst under the pressure. An independent investigation concluded;

An independent report by a team of civil engineers says water rationing is to blame for the water main breaks across Los Angeles last summer because changing water pressure stressed old and corroded cast-iron pipes.

Ironic I would say.

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