From WTVR: “Crews were on scene at Broad Street near 23rd Street after the pipe burst at around 3 a.m.”
This is the second time this has happened along 23rd within…3 (?) months. Other was at 23rd and Cedar. Hmmm…
When you have poor road maintenance, heavy traffic, and old infrastructures like iron water pipes, this happens especially during times of freeze and thaw.
From what someone who works on water infrastructure maintenance for the city told me is that much of the plumbing serving Church Hill is among the oldest in the City and is in need of repair/replacement with modern conduits and pipes.
With all the tax revenue the city receives from Church Hill, it’s pretty bad to see the infrastructure getting so little attention. Things were looked after on a more regular basis 20 years ago… before the elected mayor system and the changes from city employed maintenance crews to private contractors.
Given all the homes renovations in Church Hill with big historic tax credits, I’m not sure we’re sending as much to City Hall as you might think. Given the hideous management currently, I am not unhappy about this.