McWoods, Flush Away. Water Main “Good to Go”

Repairs were completed on a broken water main at McCormick Woods about 1:15 p.m. today. Although testing on the main was being wrapped up, Jay Cookson, public works supervisor, said residents are free to turn on the tap and … sigh of relief … flush those toilets that have been in a holding pattern since 5 a.m. when the 12-inch main serving approximately 700 homes in the development sprung a leak.

It’s the little things that make my day. Flushing toilets are high on the list. I’m working from home today as I have meetings in Port Orchard. About 1 p.m. I heard the toilets and faucets making strange noises, kind of like Jack Nicholson’s gut rumbling in “The Witches of Eastwick.” Then, voila, H2O!

“Everybody’s good to go,” said Cookson.

Literally .. good to go.

Cookson said that work on a sewer line in the area about two weeks ago may have compressed the ground above the plastic pipe, which is buried about four feet deep, causing the leak. Workers turned off the water, removed the section of damaged pipe and repaired it with a metal band. The pipe is on the main line serving the McCormick Woods development.

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