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Water main breaks flood BC homes

The images coming out of British Columbia are startling after two separate watermain breaks.

The picture here is only a small part of the after-effect of what happens when a 12' cast-iron watermain finally gave way to corrosion in Victoria. Short version? Chaos. Lots of chaos.

Check out a startling video of just how much water can flow through a broken watermain here.

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Water-main breaks are sign of old infrastructure

BC is by NO means the only victim of aging, corrosion-prone infrastructure. Hamilton, Ontario was hit with at least three water-main breaks this month as its aging pipes continue to deteriorate after a harsh winter.

Municipal officials there are quoted as saying 'We had a really bad winter and I think that weakened parts of the system,' he said. 'We just have an old system that needs a lot of work.'

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Brampton water main break creates 25-metre geyser

CBC Toronto overnight cameraman Tony Smyth captured this footage of what he described as 'the mother of all water main breaks' in Brampton.

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Ottawa man whose car virtually disappeared down a highway sinkhole suing city for half-a-million dollars

The driver whose car plunged and almost disappeared down a large sinkhole in Orléans two years ago is suing the city for $550,000 damages.

The lawsuit filed by the family claims that the sinkhole was caused by the collapse of a section of large metal storm-water pipe below the road and the city was negligent in not maintaining it properly.

The pipe was “severely corroded” claims the lawsuit and the city was also negligent in not warning motorists of the possible danger.

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CME congratulates Hamilton's city council for its Buy America stand

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters congratulates the city council of Hamilton, ON, Canada’s steel city, for passing a unanimous resolution condemning the rise of Buy American policies. Councillor Russ Powers led the motion calling on all levels of government in Canada to provide a level-playing field for Canadian steel manufacturers.

“The resolution passed yesterday by the City of Hamilton is a very powerful message: enough is enough,” said CME President and CEO Jayson Myers. “Canadian steel manufacturers do not deserve to be kept out of U.S. procurement markets while in Canada we do not impose any trade barriers to any U.S. firms for our own infrastructure projects.”

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Comments or questions?

Let me know what your municipality is doing, especially if you have a unique infrastructure project!

Veso Sobot, P.Eng
Ipex Management Inc
(905) 795 6113
Veso.Sobot@IpexNA.com

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