water main break

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Nov 26 '19 09:48

A large portion of Lelystad residents and businesses were either without water or had brown water flowing at low pressure from their taps on Tuesday morning, water utility Vitens confirmed. Parts of the city’s north side along the Zuigerplasdreef were also flooded amid the related water main break.

The incident was first reported at about 5:45 a.m. and repair work had begun by 7:15 a.m., the firm said. It was not immediately clear how many households were affected.​  Lelystad counts over 77 thousand residents.

Vitens expects the problem to be solved by 10:45 a.m.

Sinkhole on Edisonlaan in Apeldoorn after a water main break, 23 Jun 2017
Jun 23 '17 10:55

A water main break in Apeldoorn on Friday morning caused a massive sinkhole on Edisonlaan, where it crosses with Koninginnelaan. The road will be closed for at least the weekend, De Stentor reports.

Water company Vitens received the first reports of the break around 5:00 a.m. and immediately sent technicians to the site. Contractor BAM is also on site, already working on road repairs. "That continues throughout the weekend, so it is expected that the road will be back in use Monday morning", a Vitens spokesperson said to the newspaper. 

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Feb 21 '17 10:50

Some 30 thousand households in Zevenaar, Doesburg, Rijnwaarden and surrounds were without water for nearly 24 hours due to "bad luck", according to water company Vitens, the Gelderlander reports.

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Feb 10 '17 07:28

A water main break on Grootvenstraat left parts of Tilburg flooded and numerous households without water on Friday morning. How many households are affected is unclear, Omroep Brabant reports.

The break happened around 3:45 a.m. on the industrial terrain Kraaiven. Grootvenstraat and IJpelareweg are flooded up to Kraaivenstraat. These streets are closed to car traffic. The cause of the break is unclear.

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May 5 '16 15:15

A water main break in The Hague city center flooded several streets, shops and houses on Thursday.

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Nov 25 '15 12:55

A damaged water main in Arnhem flooded the Musis Sacrum concert hall and left 46 thousand households in Arnhem, Duiven and Westervoort without water on Wednesday morning.

VU Medical Center water main break evacuation, Amsterdam
Sep 24 '15 08:28

Damages caused by flooding at VU hospital following a water main break two weeks ago are estimated at some 50 million euros, medical center chairman Wouter Bos told reporters at the hospital's re-opening on Wednesday morning. Technical installations that were in the basement were badly damaged, some irreparably.

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