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Updated: 08/07/2014 08:00:01AM

City copes with three water-line breaks

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com

Torrential rains eroded soil in an open work trench along West Hickory Street, causing the asphalt at Manatee Street to cave in and breaking water lines. Two other water line breaks occurred abobut the same time, stretching city staff thin in response.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com

An open work trench along West Hickory Street filled with rainwater and caused soil erosion, leading to a broken water pipe.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY CITY OF ARCADIA

The city's Code Enforcement Officer, Carl McQuay, works to seal a broken pipe at one of the city's three water line breaks last week.

By SUSAN E. HOFFMAN

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The City of Arcadia faced three water line breaks last week, following a day and night of torrential rains, that had city staff scrambling in response.

According to City Administrator Tom Slaughter, three breaks occurred last Thursday night or Friday morning: one on West Hickory Street at the Manatee Avenue intersection, another in the vicinity of S.E. Peach Street, and one behind some West Oak Street antique shops.

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