Water main break floods three houses at Markham and Schiller | Arkansas Blog

Friday, September 30, 2016

Water main break floods three houses at Markham and Schiller

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 3:25 PM

click to enlarge watermain2.jpg

A water main near Markham and Schiller, just north up a hill from West Third Street just west of the railroad viaduct near the Capitol, burst about 7:30 a.m. this morning.

Channel 4 reports three homes were hit and there was damage to the street as well. One person was rescued from her porch.

One of the residents posted his own video on Facebook. Jeff Johnson said he never thought his house would flood. He reported at the time that he was trapped in the house.

Central Arkansas Water said:

Central Arkansas Water (CAW) was notified of a spontaneous break on a 24-inch water main at approximately 7:30 this morning. CAW crews responded quickly to the break and anticipate repairing the water main in approximately 6 – 8 hours. Customers within the service area may notice slightly discolored water at the tap due to an increase of water velocity flowing through the water main. The discolored water is safe for consumption; however, CAW advises affected customers to refrain from washing clothes during the discoloration. Customers with questions about the main break or discolored water affecting the area may contact the CAW Distribution Dispatch Center at 501.377.1239.
The item has a map of area affected.

The 24-inch line came from the nearby Ozark Point water treatment plant and carried water toward downtown. Service lines in the immediate neighborhood were not attached to it.

The placement of the beneath a street that is above some of the houses has required extensive earth work to place a new 10-foot section of line and that work was still proceeding at 3:30 p.m.

A CAW spokesman said three homes were damaged, one too substantially to be occupied. Its resident has been provided a hotel room and some new clothes from Target. Housing code officers and others are still evaluating the situation. One driveway that washed away has been repaired and resurfaced with gravel.

click to enlarge ARROW MARKS SPOT: Of water main break.
  • ARROW MARKS SPOT: Of water main break.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Al Gore remembers Dale Bumpers

    Former Vice President Al Gore, a former U.S. Senate colleague of Dale Bumpers, sent a statement on Bumpers' death Friday:
    • Jan 3, 2016
  • Is Arkansas in or out on Kobach voter data effort?

    The Washington Post has published a map that counts Arkansas as among states that will "partially comply" with a sweeping request for voter data by the so-called election integrity commission set up by Donald Trump in an effort to cast doubt on Hillary Clinton's 3 million-vote popular defeat of him in 2016.
    • Jul 2, 2017
  • In Little Rock, Marco Rubio sells American exceptionalism

    This is Rubio's axiomatic answer to Donald Trump's insistence that he and he alone will Make America Great Again: America is the greatest, always has been.
    • Feb 22, 2016

Most Viewed

  • Arkansas-linked Charlottesville marcher identified, apologizes to those misidentified

    A man who says he's a former University of Arkansas student now living in New England has identified himself as the person wearing an "Arkansas Engineering" T-shirt in the Friday white supremacist march in Fayetteville. He apologized for involving UA in the story and to the professor misidentified as being the person wearing the shirt.
  • Hot Springs threatens closure of Arlington Hotel unless repairs made

    The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reports that the city of Hot Springs has notified owners of the Arlington Hotel that it must make repairs to address safety concerns by Nov. 8 or the historic hotel must close.
  • The Civil War, contd. Statues a diversionary move

    Donald Trump clearly believes that he can fight and win a political war over his sympathy for white supremacists making it about statutes of Robert E. Lee and preservation of history (as if books don't exist.)
  • Solutions to violence in Little Rock

    KARK/Fox 16 continues its focus on crime in Little Rock and solutions, including a national Ceasefire program that is the model for some new crime-fighting ideas announced recently by Mayor Mark Stodola.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation