2006-12-15 / Community

DEP Says That Two Water Main Beak Woes ‘A Coincidence’

The City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has concluded that the two diverse water main breaks that deviled the peninsula and tied up traffic for hours was “just a coincidence,” according to Natalie Millner, a spokesperson for the agency. The two breaks occurred at about the same time on Monday morning, December 11. One of the breaks wiped out a section of an eight-inch main at Beach 110 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Traffic was backed up both east as police blocked off the boulevard from Beach 116 Street to Beach 108 Street. Pictured, school buses bound for PS 225 and Stella Maris High School had to be rerouted and students had to trek in to their schools from Beach 108 Street.

Water seeps from the broken pipe at Beach 110 Street. Stella Maris was closed for a while because the DEP shut off the water to the entire area. St. John’s Home on Beach 110 Street was impacted as well, but did not close down. Water seeps from the broken pipe at Beach 110 Street. Stella Maris was closed for a while because the DEP shut off the water to the entire area. St. John’s Home on Beach 110 Street was impacted as well, but did not close down. Rockaway Beach Boulevard was shut down at Beach 148 Street, forcing traffic coming to Rockaway from the Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge to be rerouted to Beach Channel Drive. All Photos by Susan Locke Rockaway Beach Boulevard was shut down at Beach 148 Street, forcing traffic coming to Rockaway from the Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge to be rerouted to Beach Channel Drive. All Photos by Susan Locke The other water main break was in a twelve-inch main at Beach 146 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Water to homes in the area was shut down for a shot time and the water was a murky brown for the remainder of the day at many homes. A crew from the DEP finally repaired the broken main late in the afternoon. The other water main break was in a twelve-inch main at Beach 146 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Water to homes in the area was shut down for a shot time and the water was a murky brown for the remainder of the day at many homes. A crew from the DEP finally repaired the broken main late in the afternoon.

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