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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 17, 2008

Water main break in Somerset Woods

Bellevue utilities crews responded to a water main break in the Somerset Woods neighborhood early Monday morning that flooded the basements of about a half-dozen homes. At 4 a.m., crews went to 14704 SE 46th St., where a 10-inch pipe had released 569,500 gallons of water onto 147th Avenue Southeast. 

Temporary water service was established by 10:30 a.m. for nine homes served by the water main. Southeast 46th Street was closed Monday to through traffic between 147th and 150 avenues Southeast for repairs.

Crews were digging up the pipe and pumping out water to determine the cause of the break, the extent of damage and to begin repairs. There was some damage to landscaping and asphalt.

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Utilities Department
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-7840
E-mail: utilities@bellevuewa.gov?cc=mmay@bellevuewa.gov

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