‘Serious accident’: major water main break led to an emergency situation in Texas

Residents of Houston (Texas) asked to conserve water after there was a massive water main break on highway 610 East Loop. This writes Fox News.

'Серьезная катастрофа': крупный прорыв водопровода привел к чрезвычайной ситуации в Техасе

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In addition, houstonians were asked to boil any water they use before drinking, brushing teeth or showering.

“This is a serious disaster, — told reporters the mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner. There follows a lot of water.”

People with a weakened immune system asked to be mindful of potentially harmful bacteria in urban water supply and use water carefully.

Video social networking is seen that the trucks come into the water to save stuck in a water trap people.

Authorities said that by Friday morning, February 28, both directions East Loop 610 will be open again.

In the accident the city had low water pressure, but Turner said it was “stabilized” as crews continue to repair the plumbing.

The water was 35 years, said the mayor. The size of the gap stands at 96 inches (243 cm).

“This is an example of the need to improve infrastructure, not only in this city but in other cities, Turner said to reporters. — When you are dealing with an aging infrastructure, such breaks will happen. And in some cases the pipes are the main arteries of the water and tear can lead to serious consequences.”

This water provides 40-50% of the water in the city.

As a result of this disaster in Harris County has enacted an emergency 3 level, similar to that which applies when a hurricane or disease outbreak.

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